The Negative Reactions to Pope Francis

Every time Pope Francis speaks, the papers are filled with sensational headlines; he does not emphasize many of the popular, hot issues like abortion and homosexuality, issues which often simply serve to divide voters into an us and them mentality. When did these issues become the only issue that concerns the Church? Yet when the…… Continue reading The Negative Reactions to Pope Francis

I Live With Mysteries

i live with mysteries now, content because… i am small finite, living in linear time on a flat plane of existence. Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor?  Romans 11:34 i wear dark coloured glasses with blinders while. peering at the world as if i were the centre…… Continue reading I Live With Mysteries

Trusting and Resting in the Tradition of the Church

As a young university student who was looking into the Catholic Church, I was confused because I had been taught to believe God’s revelations were confined to the Bible. I was surprised to learn the Bible itself urges us to follow oral traditions: So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you…… Continue reading Trusting and Resting in the Tradition of the Church

A Knight in Shining Armour

Do you find yourself waiting secretly for your knight in shining armour to whisk you off your feet so you can live happily ever after? Or for a wonderful woman to lift off your depression and sense of aimlessness? Although we laugh at such ridiculous fantasies as the stuff of naïve, lovesick teenagers, we all…… Continue reading A Knight in Shining Armour

Pope Francis: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Pope Francis is like a canary in the coal mine, identifying toxic trends in our society, then, offering hope as he suggests Christian solutions to family issues. The expression “a canary in the coal mine” refers to caged canaries miners would bring with them into mine tunnels. These birds were used in Britain right up until…… Continue reading Pope Francis: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Jesus is a Baby Whisperer

The best way to communicate with preverbal little people is to connect with their inner spirits, in with, and through God, because Jesus was an infant. Only I do not think He ever forgot what it was like to be a preverbal little being. When we approach babies in the presence of the Holy Spirit,…… Continue reading Jesus is a Baby Whisperer

Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us

As a mother of a large family, struggling to wash, dry, and fold three or four loads of laundry every day, I secretly wondered if there was an obscure saint, with little to do, who could fill in as my patron saint of missing socks. Little did I know, God was using the dilemma of…… Continue reading Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us