Front Row With Francis: The Nature of the Church on CatholicLane

After concluding his talks on the gifts of the Spirit, Pope Francis now takes up the subject of the Church, its identity and mission. He began by warmly welcoming everyone as his brothers and sisters. This was a fitting greeting since his address emphasized God’s desire to form a family of people through Fatherly love.…… Continue reading Front Row With Francis: The Nature of the Church on CatholicLane

7QT Friday: On Being Pregnant During Advent

# 1. Advent is a special time for pregnant women; two of my pregnancies were during Advent. One baby was born on Christmas Eve and my youngest on Jan. 7, still in the Christmas season. We had just moved to our farm 19 years ago and the children attended a small Catholic school with 10…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: On Being Pregnant During Advent