Lettergate and the Limits of Prediction

The controversy over 'Lettergate' is an indicative one, wherein the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, Msgr. Dario Vigano (who has since been demoted, sort of,...

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...

Lancing the Wound of Sin

“Always remember that God sees everything.” - Padre Pio My husband used to be a biker—not the Harley kind, but the bicycle kind. He used...

Things real and wonderful

Recently I came across quote from C. S. Lewis that said:"In a sense a child does not long for fairy land as a boy...

The Extraordinary Ordinary

Last Saturday was the feast of the Triumph of the Cross and for me, this one has always been a conundrum of a feast...

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...

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...

Fake it till you make it.

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...

Who Am I?

A few weeks ago on my birthday, a bunch of friends and I got together for drinks and excess amounts of various desserts. The...

A pope for our time

The new year is arbitrary, really, a contrived date to jolt us into novelty, remind us of chronology, mark the progress of time, achievement,...