Saturday, December 07, 2013
Need alone is the poor man's worthiness
A commenter at Catholic and Enjoying It! provided a link to testimony from the North Dakota Catholic Conference last winter on North Dakota House Bill 1385, Drug Testing for TANF and SNAP Recipients.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
I do not think he means what you think he means
The other day I read a comment to the effect that Pope Francis is making the Church relevant in the world again.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
There is a pious belief that the crown of thorns was pressed down on our Lord's head so forcefully that the thorns punctured His brain. St. Catherine of Siena reported a vision in which she was told the wounds from the crown were mortal and would have eventually killed Jesus.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Joy of Punditry
This is my own little contribution to the attempt by half the people alive who are aware of the Pope's exhortation to explain to the other half what it's all about.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
You know you're a good Catholic if...
... God tells you. Otherwise you're just guessing.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Keep on Trading!
Today's Gospel reading is St. Luke's record of the Parable of the Talents (though technically, Luke gives us the Parable of the Minas):
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Gratio ergo bloggo
My results from taking the Catherine of Siena Institute charism self-assessment indicate I might work on discerning whether I have the charisms of knowledge, writing, wisdom, teaching, and encouragement. Which seems to be pretty much the Blogger Sampler Pack.
The marks of love
I, Tom, had [the thought of using] a vision [as a literary device to convey an idea that occurred to me].
The question of a contemplative
One of the best things I heard at the Called and Gifted workshop I went to this weekend wasn't about charisms. It was the question of a contemplative:
Zeal for Your Word
There was something else I heard when the following was read at Mass yesterday (I don't often go to Mass on Saturday, but I had a thing at the parish to go to):
Stop making yourself a marketplace
The first two readings for the Feast of St. John Lateran put the story of the Cleansing of the Temple (the Gospel reading) in a different light.