Eight Random Questions With Lino Rulli

I first interviewed Lino Rulli, host of SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s “The Catholic Guy,”  for the May 2008 issue of St. Anthony Messenger. It was an experience I found hilarious and, to my surprise, wholly edifying. For over an hour, he cracked jokes—mostly about himself—and offered his...

You Put the Peanut Butter Where?

When Mark and I first got married, we went through all the required Pre-Cana classes and even decided to go for the full Engaged Encounter weekend as opposed to the abbreviated one-day class. Come our wedding day, we thought we were set. Finances? Check. Number of children desired? Check. Extended family?...

Weather

The Easter season brought record rainfall to Cincinnati. Naturally, folks were concerned about weather conditions. Tornado warnings, flood warnings and forecasts of severe rainstorms became part of daily life. After Mass on Easter Sunday, someone joked and asked me if I would like to help build an ark. I...

Confusion in the Pews

I was born in 1965, so I consider myself a Vatican II baby. I’ve never known or experienced the pre-Vatican II Church. That is, until recently. Is this my Church? Did that confuse you? Yeah, it confuses me, too. There seems to be a trend toward liturgical practices that are more reflective of the...

A Child of God

While attending a Cincinnati Reds baseball game my husband called out to a vendor because he wanted ball park peanuts. While paying the vendor he told my husband thank you and that he was his first customer, ever. Having been in sales for many years, both of us thought his comment would probably be the...

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