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

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

CALLED TO BE EXTRAORDINARY

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of All Saints. Saints are a confusing notion outside, and at times, within the Church. Saints are men and women, who like us, lived on this planet. They made mistakes, they struggled, and they suffered. What makes them special, and holy, was how they rose above these parts… Continue reading CALLED TO BE EXTRAORDINARY