When was the last time you read the Book of Maccabees? It’s perfect bedtime reading for such a time as this.
It’s not easy to keep the faith when it’s being challenged on every front these days. From COVID restrictions to political sea-changes, outright censorship and the tyrannical “cancel” culture, it’s no wonder so many of us are crying out, “Where are you God?”
By Charles D. Fraune For those who were not brought up in an authentically Catholic cultural environment, Halloween can easily take on the character of a death festival. Ghouls, vampires, witches, devils, eye-ball soups, depictions of demons and murder on front lawns (I saw a realistic hanging scene on someone’s front porch the other day […]
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS We might as well admit it right up front – this is a Lent like most of us have never seen in our lifetime. A killer virus is sweeping the planet. We’re virtually quarantined in our homes; the kids are off; events are cancelled; the churches are closed; and we’re […]
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS We’ve all had one – the day that starts off bad and gets worse by the hour. The car won’t start, the cat got out, your boss just imposed an impossible deadline, the kids came home with the stomach bug and the dishwasher stopped mid-cycle. This is known as a bad […]