The Least of These

| July 17, 2009

Today My Charming and Patient Husband and I were discussing the Church, and where people with learning disabilities feel comfortable and welcomed, and a thought occurred to me: that in many venues, they might be thought of as “the least.” But if you think about it at all, if you have any value for humanity, […]

Catechism Highlights

| October 9, 2008

Some teaching worth reflecting upon as those of us in the United States prepare to vote: 1867 The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel,[139] the sin of the Sodomites,[140] the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt,[141] the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and […]

A Reason for Reading

| February 25, 2008

Ok, I have a confession to make: I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’m averaging 6 hours of sleep a night for the past six weeks, and spending most of the rest of my time holding a baby, nursing, directing housework and schoolwork (or attempting to do so), and trying to catch up on the […]

Habemus Papam!

| April 19, 2005

Long live Pope Benedict XVI. I am curious to see what the papacy of Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, will hold. I must admit it’s with a bit of a bittersweet feeling that I see a Carmelite Pope replaced by one who takes the name Benedict. And I will admit that I felt absolutely certain […]

Words are slow to come.

| April 6, 2005

It is Wednesday evening, and the Holy Father, John Paul II, died last Saturday evening. Not that I’m telling you anything you haven’t already picked up from innumerable other sources, but then I’m not a journalist. I’m merely hoping to express some of the conflicting thoughts and emotions, some as yet unnamed, that have gone […]