In transit with Our Lady

In transit with Our Lady

When I ride the metro by myself, I like to pray the rosary. If I time it right, I can get three decades in on the train itself, and two on the walk to or from the metro station. If I don’t time it right, or start to daydream, or lose my place, I end up at work or at...
No room at the inn

No room at the inn

One thing I’ve been thinking about a lot this Advent is that there was no room at the inn. Allow me to explain. It’s all too easy to take the uncertainty (and frankly, the humor) out of the Nativity story. Mary’s a young, unwed mom-to-be whose first reaction when...
Lenten Practices: Prayer

Lenten Practices: Prayer

There are more than three weeks in Lent, but there are traditionally three things that Christians commit to during Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. If I tried to do a series of posts that stretched the entire duration of Lent, you’d only have a few days to...
Book Review: Church Militant Field Manual

Book Review: Church Militant Field Manual

My blessed wife gave to me for Christmas what I consider to be the most important book in my library, Fr. Richard M. Heilman’s Church Militant Field Manual. In case you are not familiar, the Church Militant refers to one of three parts of the Communion of Saints...