Not as Fun

Here we are on the final day of February. Tomorrow Armadillos will open and the high in town will be -6. -6! It must be March. Always the hardest month . . . A friend so wisely pointed out the beauty of Lent falling this way for us in these northern climes. The agony...

The Domestic Church

The family finds in the plan of God the Creator and Redeemer not only its identity, what it is, but also its mission, what it can and should do. The role that God calls the family to perform in history derives from what the family is; its role represents the dynamic...

An Invitation

We are THAT family. The kind that trots out their whole troop of kids to stand on a street corner and protest for religious freedom.  We use our rosaries and hold signs and listen to a priest on a bull horn. Oh yes we do. Every Friday as strangers whiz past in their...

Triduum

Triduum – The Three Days; Begins the evening of Holy Thursday in remembrance of the Last Supper, extends through Good Friday and culminates with the Great Easter Vigil.  It recalls the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  ...

Sede Vacante

Weeks ago, as I was getting back into bed – EARLY – from returning Gemma to her crib (Yes, she still wakes up in the night.  Don’t judge.), Jac said, “The Pope is resigning.” I was sure I hadn’t heard him right.  I was still asleep....

Circus Circus

Write about Fat Tuesday at the tail end of Ash Wednesday?  Sure. Why not.  Everything else has been topsy-turvy in these parts, so why not here, too? When we announced the plan for a “Circus” themed Mardi Gras, I expected gasps, screams, wild applause.  I...