Category: Church

  • McCarrick


    The Vatican released today a report from the Secretariat of State on Theodore McCarrick, the sexual abuser and predator who rose the hierarchy’s ranks to became a Cardinal. I’ve only had a chance to skim it, so this isn’t a full summary except to say that some bishops didn’t share their full knowledge, some ignored…

  • Dedication of the Archbasilica

    Today’s feast day in the Latin Church is the Dedication of St. John Lateran. It’s the only “archbasilica” in Christianity as the chief and highest-ranking church in the world—the Mother Church. Briefly, this area of Rome just inside the city walls was given to the Pope around the year 300 or so with a church…

  • One Priest Can Make All The Difference

    One Priest Can Make All The Difference

    Today is the birthday of Fr. Ivor Koch, who spent hours sitting outside of the funeral home with my mom after my dad died. We were lapsed Catholics and a family holding a lot of pain from church mistakes decades before. I was baptized, but we never went to church for the 11 years that…

  • Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday

    A Palm Sunday liturgy to use at home.

  • Sundays at Home

    Sundays at Home

    Let’s use this time to find new ways to pray at home.

  • Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi

    Today, Pope Francis presided over an extraordinary Ubti et Orbi blessing. This blessing, “to the city and to the world”, is traditionally given a couple times of the year on Easter and New Year’s Day. It has attached to it a plenary indulgence. Pope Francis delivered the blessing after the below reflection due to the…