Turning the other cheek vs. being a pushover: What’s the difference?

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I only have a second before I need to dash out to another event as part of my WEEK OF EPIC SOCIALIZING, so I thought I’d let you do all the hard work today and give me the answer to a question that’s perplexed me for a while: What is the different between being… [Continue Reading]

And the truth shall make you free

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail So, umm, Father Corapi. Yeah. Wow. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the situation, here’s a summary. Long story short, the ministry of the great Fr. John Corapi as we know it has come to an end. He says he will continue to serve under the name “The Black Sheepdog” for now,… [Continue Reading]

Fancy meeting you here!

Two People On Sand

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail A priest friend of a friend once commented, “I could be a saint if it weren’t for the people!” I feel that way all the time. I’m so easily annoyed; it’s probably my worst personality defect. I’m like a grouchy old lady waiting to happen: just give me a cane and a rocker, and… [Continue Reading]

Status in the sight of God

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I went to confession tonight; well, I tried, anyway. It was one of those big pre-Easter sessions where there were hundreds of people and about a dozen priests. By the time I got in one of the lines there were at least 30 people in front of me, and after waiting a while I… [Continue Reading]

It’s easy to love people far away

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Earlier this week, I had a falling out with a relative. We haven’t spoken since. I’ve been praying about this (though my prayers are admittedly along the lines of “DID YOU SEE THAT?! I am NOT going to apologize. I did not do ANYTHING wrong…”), and I keep getting this nagging feeling that I’m… [Continue Reading]

Knock, knock. Who’s there? A clue.

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail My post from Friday about St. Frances of Rome was supposed to be up on Thursday. After a fun but completely mentally and physically exhausting day, Thursday afternoon I put the kids down for their naps and flopped into my desk chair for my daily quiet time. It was like a taste of heaven… [Continue Reading]

A first confession, part I

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Last night I made my first confession. For those of you who are interested, here was my experience (complete with pictures of our church that I took a few months ago): I tried to go on Tuesday night but by the time I got there they’d closed the line since 500 people had already… [Continue Reading]