Making Advent Come Alive (1)

Making Advent a Game Changer

Advent now comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth of recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “decking the halls” and major TV stations start putting on Christmas movies in late October and early November. Advent, a delightful period…

family traditions Feature

The Importance of Family Traditions

As I’ve been preparing for our Fathers’ Day celebration, I’ve been reflecting on the importance of family traditions. I have always innately appreciated family traditions. To be honest, my own family wasn’t huge on recurring traditions, largely because we moved around a lot and adjusting our traditions to meet our situation and needs each year.…

Advent

Advent Writing Prompts!

Advent is just 3 weeks away! I don’t know about you, but I love the change of liturgical seasons as much as I love the change the regular seasons. I also love trying to make each liturgical season come alive through different traditions and activities that focus on the spiritual significance of the season. My…

Spoiler Alert! The Pope is Catholic!

For months, the media has been spinning an exciting drama based on the odds of Pope Francis changing essential Church teachings. I have a surprise for them: Pope Francis is Catholic. No essential teachings are about to change. We might come to recognize more and more, however, how little the secular media really knows about…