Last night one of my sisters posted the following picture to my Facebook feed: I was deeply touched at the inherent complement, but immediately dismissed the idea that it was true. "I'm really not that awesome", I said to my husband; my brain was already cataloging the many ways I had screwed up during the… Continue reading The Mug Challenge
Today's Gospel reading in Matthew (20:1-16) talks about a landowner who hires workers throughout the day to tend to his fields; from dawn to dusk he brings them in. At the end of the day everyone received the same wage, regardless of how long they worked. Envy has the first workers crying foul, to which they… Continue reading Don’t be Fair, be Generous.
When I first heard about the Synods called for this year and next to discuss the pastoral issues surrounding marriage and the family, I squealed with glee a bit on the inside. Maybe out loud, too. Marriage and family life are a topic close to my heart and will probably be the primary study track… Continue reading Let’s Add Some Random Thomism to the Public Debate on Communion for the Divorced and Civilly Remarried Catholics!
I just came across this and had to share! A little boy with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) was able to be fitted with a MARVELous prosthetic hand. Check out the video and that boy's smile! Happy Thursday, y'all!
Before a meeting with my pastor, I stopped in the chapel to collect myself and enjoy a few minutes of peace. I sat in the second pew on the right side, which gave me a angled view of the crucifix above the altar. I gazed at the image of Jesus, taking in the particulars of… Continue reading Shadows and Light
I promise you this is not a post about the early Church being accused of cannibalism. Because that's gross. Rather, a number of news headlines caught my attention yesterday that tie in to a question that I've frequently discussed with my husband. That question: what makes a Catholic a Catholic? In the first article we have the… Continue reading What does a (Catholic) Christian taste like?