I am blessed to be in a parish that always has very reverent and beautiful liturgies, whether they are the Ordinary Form or the Extraordinary Form. We try to wake up for the early 7:30 am EF most Sunday’s, but this last week due to a late night for the kids we decided to “sleep in” and go to the 8:30 am OF. The one year old managed to last in the pew until the homily and then I was pacing...
In an all too frequent perusal of my Facebook “Newsfeed”, I came across a link to a traditionally focused Catholic blog, Rorate Caeli. It contains a statement made by the pope to Archbishop Jan Graubner, of Olomouc. The original of the excerpt is in Czech, but was translated by a reader of Rorate Caeli called MC:
[Abp. Jan Graubner speaks:] When we were discussing those who are fond of the...
Hey everybody, it’s Catholic Schools Week, that magical time of year when Catholic theology teachers such as myself come out of the woodwork to share 1) reflections on our craft or 2) the next big thing.
This year: the next big thing.
I know, I know. You were all looking forward to some reflection on what it means to be a teacher in the 21st century or some Catholic Identity vs. Common Core...
Sunday mornings are not our family’s strong suit. No matter what Mass we plan on going to, no matter how early we start, we are usually rushing out the door and counting the minutes it takes to get to church. Other mornings when we go out to Mass, we don’t have this problem, but for some reason Sundays are more difficult.
Then there was the Sunday my husband was away at a conference. My...
It is October in Minnesota, and I can’t help but notice and admire beautiful things. I love the bright flame colored trees, the decorative gourds, the last harvest of tomatoes, the taste of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, a hot cup of tea, and baseball. Yes, baseball is a beautiful thing. It also helps to be a St. Louis native and Cardinal fan this October. I have loved baseball as long as I have...
And he said, “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire...