Break This-For Me

Each Sunday we watch as he is broken apart. The priest raises his hands high so we can’t miss the tearing apart of the host. But only when I read Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity we celebrate today, Corpus Christi, did I realize the priest is recreating the breaking of the body of Christ … [Read more]

The Single Most Important Attribute for A Writer

I did this article for my friend Suzanne’s online business, Unruly a couple of weeks ago. I know most of you are not writers and have little interest in reading about the ups and downs of the craft but I’m wagering that the gist of this post will grab you since grit, perseverance, stick-to-it-ness apply … [Read more]

50 Days- Alleluia Is Our Cry

“We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our cry,” wrote St. Augustine over 1500 years ago. Pentecost, fifty days of joyful celebration of the Resurrection of Christ ended  yesterday. Today the liturgy of the Christian Church returns to ‘ordinary time.’ Gone are the red vestments, the lilies adorning the alter and the red clothes … [Read more]

The Empty Sky

The 11 men  stood staring at the now empty sky long after  they had watched the resurrected Jesus  ascend above their heads. Rooted to his spot, each man thinking, pondering, wondering at the last words of Jesus: “Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and … [Read more]