Women deacons. It’s in the news again thanks to comments a German Bishop recently made about the potential of a new “diaconal” role for women in the Church. Given this topic is one that’s generating conversation and Joel is currently in deacon formation, we felt called weigh in on the issue over at Catholic Stand. . . . → Read More: So You Want to be a Deaconess?
5 fun links for your weekend enjoyment. . . . → Read More: 5 Fun Links for Your Weekend
If you’ve been following along with my A to Z posts, you might have noticed I skipped right over the letter K. Here’s the thing. I was ready to publish a post about kenosis and kerygma (sounds like a barn burner, no?), but I just couldn’t shake a different K-word. Kermit, as in Kermit Gosnell, the doctor currently on trial in Philadelphia for first and third-degree murders. . . . → Read More: The K-Word I Just Can’t Shake
If you’ve been following along, you know my mom is having quite the time in Rome this week. Here was her “view from the pew” as Papa Francesco passed by in the popemobile at his Inauguration Mass. . . . → Read More: Wordless Wednesday: Papal Drive-By
Today’s blog bits include some great photos of my mom with Timothy Cardinal Dolan over in Rome. Meanwhile back in Des Moines, we experienced a most festive and celebratory proclamation at Mass for our new Holy Father Pope Francis. How about you? What did you hear or see at Mass regarding the selection of our new Holy Father? . . . → Read More: Sunday Blog Bits
I had fun yesterday with my Twitter buddies trying to get the phrase “Love Him Already” trending on Twitter. By him, we’re talking about our new Holy Father Pope Francis. Given I had so much fun learning about then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, I wanted to collect my thoughts here, too. Why do I #lovehimalready? I present a few reasons here and would love to hear why you #lovehimalready too. . . . → Read More: #LoveHimAlready
This is what happens when my eyes are glued to the conclave chimney/Twitter/Facebook/Vatican live feed/EWTN/NBC while my ears are tuned to SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel waiting for history to unfold. Sorry kid! . . . → Read More: Life May Now Resume as Normal
Today’s all-things Conclave/who’s the next pope/Rome/Catholic media craziness must-read of the day —> how a guy who leads Catholic pilgrimages named Mountain slipped past security with only an iPhone and no press credentials during Cardinal Dolan’s last presser before the Conclave. Not only that, Mountain spoke to Cardinal Dolan and asked his Eminence to greet the pilgrims traveling with him. And the good cardinal did just that. And this is why we will only travel on pilgrimage with The Catholic Traveler! . . . → Read More: Up Close in Rome with Cardinal Dolan
Many major news organizations are reporting on the papal election process with little understanding of how it actually works. Considering that most people get their news from non-Catholic sources, you may be encountering some confusion on the part of your friends and colleagues. Here are two short, entertaining, accurate video resources to help you answer their questions. . . . → Read More: How Does the Catholic Church Choose a Pope?
Food for thought today: It’s been said that our generation will be remembered for what we did or did not do to combat abortion. What will your grandchildren say about your efforts? Passing along a note from our friend Jimmy, who’s doing something worth remembering. And he now has an international platform to share his message. Jimmy and his Biking For Babies cofounder Mike Schaefer will be guests on EWTN’s Life on the Rock tonight to talk about Biking For Babies, their prolife ministry. . . . → Read More: Biking for Babies on EWTN — TONIGHT!