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...

Lino Rulli and Matthew Kelly in the house!

Lino and me in the studio. Much to the delight of the St. Anthony Messenger Press staff, Lino Rulli, “The Catholic Guy,” has been gracing the hallways of our office since Monday morning. He’s here at our studio recording the audiobook version of his soon-to-be-released first book, Sinner. The book,...

A Look at Psalm 9

The psalmist begins with a heart filled with gratitude.  As we proceed, we discover that he must be a king.  He thanks God for overcoming the nations.  As usual, God has been faithful to his covenant and protected the king and the nation from destruction and has passed right judgment on those would harm...

Even Google can’t help me now

A few years back, my husband and my teenage cousins just about blew up the Internet by going to Google to learn how to create a “Mii” character of Admiral Ackbar from “Star Wars” for use in playing Wii Sports. Aside from that being a plainly surreal moment (My husband’s age at...

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