Celebrating Christmas with fallen-away Catholics

Many of us will celebrate Christmas with family members and friends who were once Catholic…but now are no longer practicing.  Some left the Church intentionally, some just drifted away.  Som...

Mom is from Advent, Dad is from Lent

We’ve arrived in Easter — Alleluia! — but we had to pass through Lent to do it. So indulge me momentarily for a backward glance at those “40 Days.” When I ponder the long and hard journey of...

Preparing for Christ During Advent and Every Day

Here is a beautiful article on preparing for Christ. The article talks about preparing to meet Christ not only on Christmas day but also at the end of our lives. In a gentle and loving tone the author...