While reading Genesis recently, I started pondering my family’s level of busyness and the copious amount of activity being undertaken recently. The children are exceedingly busy with the demands of their rigorous Catholic school…demands which, lately, cause me to question whether I’m only burdening them, … Continue readingOur Rest from the Toil
Whenever we attend Mass at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, it’s impossible to miss the happy news that (now) St. John Paul II visited this very place and prayed in front of the Tabernacle. A large metal plaque on the exterior commemorates this event, but … Continue reading“Just as long as I’m doing the driving.” A charming story from St. John Paul II’s visit to Alaska
Two years ago, when I first heard about the possibility of the Pope visiting America, I took for granted that we would be there. Of course we would be there! It’s Philadelphia! From Alaska, it’s not the easiest journey, but certainly easier than travelling domestically, … Continue readingWith the Pope…but Weirdly.
Fr. Thomas Loya writes in the August 2013 issue of “Theosis,” My hope and advice for married couples and for those preparing for marriage is that they will ultimately become great monks…Monasticism is a mindfulness that we belong ultimately to God and we cannot love … Continue reading“My hope and advice for married couples: Become great monks.”
A friend recently posted a little meme, which, of course, I can’t find now, about Facebook: essentially, if Facebook cost money, would you use it? Her answer was “no.” I like to think mine would be too, but as I pondered this question, I reframed … Continue readingIf Facebook Cost You, Would You Use It?