The only unfortunate thing about Kandra’s book is that it’s meant only for Advent 2018, which means it’s not an evergreen book and I could see myself using it year after year. On the other hand, the fact that it coincides exactly with current events and culture is what makes The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 the gem that it is!
Well, look what’s going on over at CatholicMom.com today! It’s “Small Success Thursday” at this hub of encouragement for Catholic mothers. Each Thursday, moms are urged to post three small successes that they’ve experienced during the previous week. Sharing successes – no matter how small – helps both the success-er Read more…
“It could be said, without exaggeration, that the family is the engine of the world and of history.” Pope Francis said today in his address to the participants in the 21st Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
Our Holy Father uses an interesting term when referring to the family – engine. What does an engine do? It converts energy and uses power to produce force and motion. That’s an active, rather than passive definition of family and is a reminder to us that we families must be the driving force in bringing the world back to Christ. (more…)
On August 6 we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, that spectacular moment when our Lord appeared in all his glory to the Apostles Peter, James, and John.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. (more…)
The pastor of the Catholic parish a block down the street from my house committed suicide this past weekend. Two members of the staff found his body just before holy Mass was to begin Sunday morning. The priest’s suicide left the entire congregation in shock, and shocked me, too, even though I’m not a member of that parish. (more…)