Truth Hidden in a Rosebush - the true power of prayer by Allison Gingras

The Truth Hidden in a Rosebush

Playing badminton in a friend’s backyard I go long for a birdie, loose my footing, and land in a rosebush. While my friend veils an attempt to compose herself, I look to the heavens with disdain. What my friend does…

A Walk in Her Sandals – Book Review

This is a book that combines biblical truth and teachings, devotions, application and fiction into one. Each chapter is divided into different sections, each meant to give you a different and unique perspective on the last week of Jesus’ life….

The 10 Commandments in the Modern World Part 6 – Do Not Commit Adultery

I cannot imagine I have anything original to say about this topic, nor should I. The problem of lust as long been the bane of many human lives. It has destroyed families, ruined lives, and caused general guilt and shame…

Holiness of the Pharisees

Readings for Sunday, February 12 Radio talk show hosts make a living on it. Show after show, they bring before our eyes stupid, unjust and wasteful situations in order to incite outrage. We love to listen and get ourselves all…

silence

Silence: A Movie Review

Silence is a faith-based film for those (like me) who can’t stand faith-based films. It is not an easy movie to watch. It is a film which was made not to entertain an audience but rather, as all good art…

Life and Life Jackets

A “petition” has been created to ban life jackets, because “(t)he only 100% effective way to prevent drowning is total abstinence from going in the water.” Though the creator has replaced logical argumentation with sarcasm, I’ll give the benefit of…

Social Media

Fast from News and Social Media, Focus on Jesus

Ah, social media, the obsession of the modern age. Addictive and compelling, so many of us check it every day, several times a day, not just on our computers, but on our phones everywhere we go. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat,…

True Radiance, Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

A book review by Nancy Ward The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her wisdom and insight….

What’s a Visioning Homily?

So your parish has a vision, and maybe even a catchy vision statement–now what? Vision that’s not communicated broadly falls flat. Because the point of vision is that it guides everyone. Not just the elite. Not just leaders. Everyone. How…

You are the Salt of the Earth

Sunday Readings for February 5 As a Catholic teen growing up in one of the most Catholic area of the US, I never would have considered abandoning my faith. But neither would I ever have considered getting excited about it….