Logical reasons to believe that your pets and all animals will end up in heaven.
What to wear to Mass... are jeans okay? What about workout gear? Do I have to look my best? The short answers: yes, yes, and no.
I remember the first time that Chris (my husband) did something that truly irked me. I don't remember the specifics of what he did or didn't do, but I have a vivid memory of standing in the kitchen of my apartment, washing the dishes, and feeling my irritation level slowly and steadily rise. We had... Continue Reading →
“Remember --sin hurts!” he would say as the last bell of the week rang and his high school juniors would race out the door. My co-worker was a fellow religion teacher, in charge of our morality curriculum, and had a personality that lightened the mood of any tense situation. He could say difficult things to... Continue Reading →
“The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.” ~St. Augustine This is a fairly well known quote from Augustine, and also, a fairly well known truth. This mysterious “intertwining” is one of my favorite things about Scripture. It catches my attention, locks me in, and leads... Continue Reading →
Often we think about turning the other cheek as an act of submission. It's not. Mother Teresa knew this. She came across a starving child in the streets, and she began going door to door, begging for food or money for the child. One man was particularly rude and spit directly into her face... her... Continue Reading →
Last Sunday, St. Peter was a great example for the transforming power of grace. This Sunday, St. Peter is a great example of what happens when one doesn't swap for grace. The conversation of today's Gospel is actually a continuation of last Sunday's... the one in which Peter recognizes Jesus as the Christ and is... Continue Reading →