We knew we were in trouble when the shoes floated down the hallway. My brother was the first to notice water leaking through the floor of our garage. He and my parents managed to heft the really valuable furniture, my deceased grandmother’s china closet and buffet, on top of my mattress, where they would be saved from the ravages of the flood. Even so, my family wasn’t prepared for how fast the water spread throughout the house, rising to six inches, enough to make buoys out of the sandals I kept under my bed.read more
I received some great feedback on “A Cohabitation Conversation” published last fall, showing just how pertinent this topic is for couples. I was struck by…read more
When people ask me why I serve as a Eucharistic Minister, I usually just give them the short version of the story: Because I felt…read more
Maybe it was one too many holiday dinner parties or those extra calorie-rich culinary treats that leave us feeling a bit more vulnerable to the…read more
One day while browsing Tumblr, I came across a blog post from Humans of New York, a website that showcases the daily lives of strangers…read more
Q: Why is the church so focused on banning contraception when over-crowding and over population is greatly dwindling the earth’s resources?
A: The Church is not trying to “ban contraception” — though given some of the recently media coverage I can understand why someone might think that it is.read more