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...
I spent my sophomore year of college on the campus of the University of Nebraska, so I have a high degree of affection for the Huskers and the Diocese of Lincoln. Their seminary program captured my interest, partly because my pastor, Fr. Robert Matya, was the Diocesan Vocation Director and partly because I had just left seminary formation for the Archdiocese of Omaha. As you can see from the...
I imagine every priest or deacon, when he is going through his training, is told that the homily should try to relate the day’s readings to modern, everyday life. But the story of Uzzah must seem to have very few parallels in today’s world.
Then David and all the people who were with him set out for Baala of Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which bears the name “the...
During a recent Q&A Open Forum episode of Catholic Answers Live, a caller asked about why women couldn’t be priests. The guest, Jimmy Akin, gave a fine answer but it got me thinking about a seemingly unrelated issue.
One of the standard responses to the question of why women cannot be priests is the historical fact that Jesus Himself chose only men to be His apostles. The pro-priestess...