Our Lady of Good Help

On 8 December 2010, Champion, Wisconsin became the home of the first approved Marian apparition site in the United States.  The bishop of the area decreed with, "moral certainty," that the Blessed Virgin had, indeed, appeared thrice to a young Belgium immigrant woman by the name of Marie Adele Joseph Brise in October 1859.  According … Continue reading Our Lady of Good Help

Murky Waters of Friendship

Once upon a time, I had a community organization and development class in my Masters program which touched on types of friendships. The professor had argued that there were two types of friends/friendships, based loosely on Max Weber, based even more loosely on Ferdinand Toennies' sociological types of groups in society: 1.) Gemeinschaft friendships are … Continue reading Murky Waters of Friendship