I Need the Eucharist

A few times a year I join my Christian friend at her local church. She’s a non-denominational Christian; I’m Catholic. (And NO—I’m not thinking of converting or leaving the Catholic faith and I couldn’t be persuaded to do so.) She invites me to join her on occasion, and I simply enjoy my time spent...

Make It A Great Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is and has been a favorite holiday of mine—whether single or in a relationship. What made it special was not if I received flowers, chocolates, or jewelry. What made it special was making a particular effort that day to let those I loved know that I loved them. I had my list...

Yay, Lent!

Hallelujah, it’s Lent! (OK, forgot to bury the alleluia last night.) Excuse me if I’m excited, because I know part of the tradition is sackcloth and ashes, sorrow and repentance, fasting and more fasting. But oh, isn’t it wonderful to have a justifiable opportunity, an excuse, if you...

Feel the Fire

Maybe it’s because it’s a cold, lazy, snowy (and somewhat miserable) February day in Michigan. Or maybe it’s because the 40 days of Lent are upon us. Or maybe I just needed some quick inspiration near the end of a long day where I spent five hours in phone meetings. Whatever it was I found myself drawn...

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Coming down Vine Street at 7:15 a.m., I heard NPR scrambling to get a story together on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. It had happened, they said, only an hour earlier. Though we Church wonks have speculated on this for years, it’s the first papal resignation since the 1400s and we’re all...

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