Biden Denied Communion: A Short, Yet Timely Reflection

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden was declined Holy Communion at a South Carolina parish this past Sunday. ¬†You can read the story here. (There are other recent examples of the denial of the Eucharist related to other conflicts with Church teaching related to sexuality, identity, and marriage.) I wrestled with this story… Continue reading Biden Denied Communion: A Short, Yet Timely Reflection

In the Company of Saints

In anticipation of All Saints Day this Friday, our bedtime routine included a riveting rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In." After Shea, my three-year old toddler, marched and danced around the living room, I asked her, "Do you know what a saint is?" Shea stopped, smiled, and said, "St. Francis." This answer surprised… Continue reading In the Company of Saints

PRIDE: A Faith-filled Response for Life

As the calendar turned to June this past weekend, it marked the start of Pride month, a time to uphold and celebrate the dignity of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride started as an effort to¬†commemorate the Stonewall riots, which were a response to a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, in New York… Continue reading PRIDE: A Faith-filled Response for Life

FROM LOSS TO LIFE

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Some days, the wound of loss re-opens. Today was one of those days for me. I felt, and still feel, great loss today. I feel it on two different fronts. The first is in the loss of my friend. The second is in the Church… Continue reading FROM LOSS TO LIFE

STRONGER TOGETHER IN A TIME OF TERROR

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates its' birthday, better known as the feast of Pentecost. In Acts 2:1-13, the event is described. Context, as always, is important. During Pentectost, the followers of Jesus were confused and scared. The risen Jesus was no longer with them. They feared for their life. They were, like us today, searching… Continue reading STRONGER TOGETHER IN A TIME OF TERROR