Dear Struggling Marriages

In my work preparing couples for marriage, I have had to account for the unexpected implosion of a marriage where I was once part of the preparation. Sometimes I hear about the troubles first hand, other times when I see one of them meeting with the Nullity Minister. It saddens me every time when thoseContinue reading “Dear Struggling Marriages”

Spiritual But Not Religious, Really?

I meet so many young adults who are “spiritual but not religious.” What does that mean? It is like saying I love coffee but I don’t drink it. I love to experience nature but I don’t leave my house. I love God….but I can’t imagine actually going to church and worshiping him. What we keepContinue reading “Spiritual But Not Religious, Really?”

Where You Are Not, We Have Naught

Kind of rhym-mie isn’t it? It is part of the “Come Holy Spirit Sequence” said each year on Pentecost. It sounds wonderful and mysterious in Latin, Veni, Sancte Spiritus. The rest of this particular sequence is this: “Where you are not, we have naught, nothing good in deed or thought, nothing free from taint ofContinue reading “Where You Are Not, We Have Naught”

Peace, Is It Possible

Today I am away from all my usual craziness and in my own little corner of paradise which makes this time so sweet. I believe with all my heart  that God wishes to pour his peace on us. It couldn’t have been more evident than when we read the account after the resurrection when Christ firstContinue reading “Peace, Is It Possible”

Chivalry is Not Chopped

By: Barbara Lishko I got the rare chance the other night to watch the Food Network show, Chopped. I have seen the show maybe two or three times. It’s an interesting premise. Professional chefs challenge each other to create something delectable and wildly authentic using the most ridiculous combination of ingredients, in a constrained, high pressureContinue reading “Chivalry is Not Chopped”