Resurrection Everyday

Today we welcome guest blogger Joe Kay, a writer who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. It seems to me that we tend to consider the crucifixion, the resurrection, and Pentecost in two ways primarily. We see them as history, stories about things that happened a long time ago. Or we consider them through theologies...

A Life Reclaimed

In his apostolic letter “Door of Faith,” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI cites Vatican II’s frequently quoted teaching: “The Church . . . clasping sinner to its bosom, at once holy and always in need of purification, follows constantly the path of penance and renewal” (Dogmatic Constitution on the...

Do Not Be Afraid

Earlier this week, I was attending an event whose speaker was Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (Archdiocese of Louisville).  After speaking about popes and more specifically Pope Francis, there was a Q&A session filled with a variety of questions from the audience, some wanting to learn more about him, others...

Ready to Soar

There’s an osprey nest across the street from our house, high up on a utility pole. First there was an osprey couple (I learned that ospreys mate for life), and now there is an osprey family. There’s just one baby, but it’s been fun to watch its progress and growth. This week we can observe...

If the Shoe Fits

As a shoe lover, I am thoroughly enjoying all the talk going on lately about the pope’s latest choice in footwear. Apparently, the fate of the Church rests not in Pope Francis’ hands, but on his feet. But it doesn’t surprise me. As a society seemingly obsessed with which celebrity is wearing what made...

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