What happened to the 12 days of Christmas?
Welcome, November. Such a beautiful month. The temperature has finally dropped below Oppressive, you’ve dared to don a sweater, and you’ve driven to the grocery store in search of cranberry-flavored happiness. And popsicles, because tomorrow will be Oppressive again, even though Thursday’s low is … [Read More...]
"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." --Jesus (John viii) "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." --Flannery O'Connor (?) The second quote is a popular one to pull out when trying to explain Flannery O'Connor's odd appeal to a non-believer (in … [Read More...]
by Carol Zapata-Whelan Editor's Note: a version of this review has also appeared in Catholic Moms and US Catholic Magazine. When Los Angeles reporter Dorrie McKenna, working in "tabloid hell," chases a two-headed goat story that leads her to her long lost twin in Big Sur, we are pulled into a … [Read More...]
My evening examination of conscience has been growing shorter of late. I figure it’s probably because I’m growing in holiness. I’m sinning less, right? Wrong! Isn’t it strange that the saints always seem to think they are buried deeper in the muck of sin than the rest of us? Let an anecdote … [Read More...]
Did you ever notice how the word Ordinary is used in several different ways by the Roman Catholic Church? I started looking into all the various uses while researching an article about singing at Mass, because a collection of texts called "the Ordinary" is recited or sung at Mass. All the ways the … [Read More...]