God’s Love & Mercy

For nine seasons, Americans spent countless hours watching a television show that can be summarized by one phrase: "God loves you."  Toward the end of every episode, from 1994-2003, every week viewers would watch one of the three angels on the series Touched by an Angel remind their viewers that God loves them. Recently, I found myself … Continue reading God’s Love & Mercy

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Yesterday, I wrote about the Corporal Works of Mercy.  I am trying to determine the best course of action, as this year's Extraordinary Year of Mercy works its way to a close, to achieve a couple components of the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Yet, I would be missing a major component of the Year of Mercy, … Continue reading Spiritual Works of Mercy

Musings on Contrition

On Monday, I posted an article about a book I was hoping to read soon.  Yesterday, I posted about being sick this past week, which worked out perfectly because not only was I able to read some of the book I was excited to read, I was able to read the entire book before that post … Continue reading Musings on Contrition

Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project

I spent the better part of this "Month of Mary" researching Marian apparitions. While researching all these apparitions, one thing that struck me was the emphasis by Mary on penance and reparation for sins.  Our Lady of Lourdes even encouraged Bernadette Soubirous, "penance, penance, penance," during one of her apparitions. The messages of Our Lady of Fatima, from her … Continue reading Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project

Jesus’ Passion

I was sitting at Mass this past weekend, on Passion Saturday/vigil for Palm Sunday, and since both children were soundly asleep, I was able to actually listen to the chaplain's homily - for, perhaps the first time in a long time.  The chaplain spoke about how we are all fans and fanatics about something in … Continue reading Jesus’ Passion