About That Cheesecake…

The last cheese ball has bit the dust. The stinky monk cheese (as my children call it) is only a memory. Just the dregs of the raspberry-chocolate liqueur remain. It’s now officially time to declare that the feasting is over, and we wassailers must face the music. Sometime between the middle of Advent and...

God’s Touch Is a Graced Moment

Today we welcome guest blogger Jim Van Vurst, OFM. Friar Jim co-writes the free monthly e-newsletter Friar Jack’s E-spirations. To learn more click here. There are what we call “graced moments” in people’s lives. They can also be described as “the touch of God.” I suspect most of us have...

Transformative Software

Two weeks after New Year’s Day – a day when resolutions are often made to commit for the rest of the year to personal goals, special life projects or reforming of a bad habit – many of us are having problems keeping to those resolutions. While we know that losing weight, exercising, giving up alcohol...

Wikipedia Pwns Vatican

I’m the last person who wants to jump on the Church-bashing bandwagon. I have managed to accept the excesses of the centuries—the Crusades, the Inquisition, simony, the sale of indulgences, guitar Masses—and have even stood by Holy Mother Church during the recent, let’s say,...

Friendly Rivalry

Here in my hometown of Cincinnati, we have a street that runs through the city that divides the East and the West sides of town. This division causes a friendly rivalry between its residents who proudly believe their side is the better place to live. I have lived on the Westside all my life. I will say that...

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