Opportunity Lost

A few weeks ago, I walked to the neighborhood watering hole to say hello to my cousin. He was talking to a girl who used to tend bar at the place. I hadn

Tonight in Guatamala

Tonight in Guatamala, in a place lush with plants and beauty such that one from the comfortable but dry Midwestern United States might think “paradise” on first glance, lies a little girl. Her family has so little. The floor of their tin-roofed house is dirt. She has a matress, I understand. She like to sing…

Round and Round with Fr. Joyce

Fr. Brian Joyce (e-mail him here), a Roman priest, likes performing clown masses. He also believes that papal infallability is a joke and that the Blessed Virgin was just a Jewish mother. Here’s our latest go-around: Father, I can see beauty in your heart. I have read the testimony of your parishoners, and I can…

An Abyss of Mercry

Never, I am sure, has a mortal man sinned so skillfully, consistenty, and entertainingly as I. Oh, Lord, You know that I am the leader among sinners. I can resist anything except temptation. (Hat tip to Wilde.) And yet, You forgive. In the abyss of Your fathomless mercy, You find a way to forgive me…

But for the Grace of God, Part II

I don’t want to get on a rant against Episcopalians, here, but RomanCatholicBlog and Ex-Pagan bring us links to a travesty in an Episcopal church that I must point out. I know some took offence at my original swipe at the Anglican church last week. I even felt a little writer’s remorse, thinking, maybe, I’d…

Honesty

My wife is wearing one of my t-shirts–a green one with an Irish pub’s logo. That and a pair of jeans. She just got up from the couch to give the little guy a bath, stopping on the way through the living room to check on the fish and to pick up something left dropped…

Another Miracle

Thank you, God. I have no words adequate to explain the significance of this favor. You said, Lord, “Ask and you shall receive.” I have doubted, but Your mercy destroys my doubts like a great flood striking a lean-to. I offer this testimony to Your great goodness.

But for the Grace of God

Rev. Alvin Kimel, an Episcopal priest in Johnstown, PA, has returned to the Holy Mother, thanks be to God. Reading his letter to the parish, I felt the hair on the back of my neck rise to attention. Some months ago, I nearly joined the very church Rev. Kimel is leaving. Thank you, God, for…