Momentous motherhood

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), mighty foe...

Our Brokeness and the Eucharist

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take...

Kermit

I’ve been walking around the last few days with the name "Kermit" in my head and vomit close to the surface. You almost have...

Pope Francis

Our Lord said to Francis of Assisi in the great saint’s vision at San Damiano: "Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is...

Necessary Magic

Several years ago, when I was working on a community theatre project, I overheard two little girls having a conversation about wishes. They were...

Blessed Are You

There are so many times in my life when I’ve never felt so blessed! I have a loving family, daily nourishment, and a God...

Mulling over Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, theologian, poet, mystic, and the author of more than seventy books. Having lost both parents by the...

Placating Tyrants and Playing Catch up with the Culture of Death

From Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow apparently falling off during a press scrum (apparently it may have been an optical illusion), to his tiff with President...

Education: the root of heroism.

"Education" may not be the first word that comes to mind if you are asked what causes heroism, but it's an interesting idea. Today...