Holy Smoke! Why Liturgical Symbol Matters

Holy Smoke! Why Liturgical Symbol Matters

A few years ago I found myself holding young Benedict, my then-fifteen month-old pride and joy, amazed that he was being so good for me at Sunday mass.  I asked myself if God wasn’t giving me a little break so that for the first time in a long time I might actually...
Modest and Festive

Modest and Festive

When I was last in Rome, a lifetime ago, I remember being so happy that the churches there has dress codes that were actually being enforced.  There were signs everywhere, reminding both men and women to cover up our shoulders and knees and everything in between.  It...
In Response to the Rolling Dice

In Response to the Rolling Dice

Recently, fellow contributor Tim Shaughnessy wrote an interesting post on the idea of being “too picky” in choosing a Mass, specifically when travelling.  He likened it to “Rolling the Dice”, taking your chances when walking into an unfamiliar...