This Mother’s Day, I am thinking of all of my fellow mothers who I have walked with on this path of joy and sorrow, delight and drudgery. I am praying for those who have had their heart split in two from the sword of sorrow — miscarriages, stillbirth, disease and death of beloved children. We turn to Mary for comfort and solace.
For me — for most of us, probably — falling in love with Christ and his Church is a process that is full of joy and frustration and, often, a tremendous sense of feeling overwhelmed. This Catholic convert dad finds his conversion at the Easter vigil was just the beginning.
An important lesson of Lent is sacrifice. So often, this lesson is lost in the cacophony of our consumer world. Sacrifice is not easy. It’s more than giving up a […]
On the day before Ash Wednesday, Catholics get one last shot at celebration before beginning 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The name Mardi Gras (literally, French for “Fat […]
Children have an uncanny knack for revealing great depths of love and joy while simultaneously commandeering parents’ last nerves and hijacking inner peace. Simply put, we love our kids like […]