Between Us And Christ

If I had a penny for every time my spiritual director over the years has told me “all things Christ,” I would be a very rich woman indeed. Even after all the years of meeting for spiritual guidance, our sessions … Continue reading

The Gift of Courage This New Year

Note: Beginning this month I now have a column for deacon’s wives at Our Sunday Visitor’s new Deacon Digest magazine, which I will also post here at my blog, as I do with my OSV Newsweekly column, so that you … Continue reading

Can They Hear Us Now?

Children’s stories can still have profound meaning for adults. One of my favorites, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Anderson, provides plenty of food for thought as to why the Church finds herself once again facing abuse scandals. Part … Continue reading

Is The Church Crisis Really That Bad?

As the “summer of suffering in the Church” continues to unfold, so too does the shocking reality that more Catholics, not just select bishops, are in denial. Some members of the laity want to pretend the crisis is an invention … Continue reading