My family spent last night at the Holy Thursday liturgy at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. The bilingual service was a beautiful coming together of people and cultures who want to accompany Jesus in his agony and worship him as Lord. I wrote this Gospel reflection for Catholic Mom… Continue reading Staying Awake with Jesus
Lent – A Bible Study Invitation
Friends, Ash Wednesday is here, and I invite you to join me in the Living the Word Lent Reading Plan. The free PDF of the reading plan was provided by Ave Maria Press. Please join the Joyful Momentum Facebook group for short video reflections about the readings. I'm hosting a Zoom gathering on Sunday nights… Continue reading Lent – A Bible Study Invitation
Recent Interview on the Catholic MomCast
Friends, I was recently interviewed on the Catholic Momcast with Lisa Hendey, the founder of Catholic Mom and Maria Johnson, the author of Our Lady of Charity and My Badass Book of Saints. It was such a fun conversation with laughter and tears. We talked about my book Joyful Momentum and several speaking and writing… Continue reading Recent Interview on the Catholic MomCast
A Belated Annunciation
Our Faith is so smart! Even the liturgical calendar is smart. There are exactly nine months until Christmas, which is why today (ah-hem ...a few days ago, actually), we mark the Annunciation of the Lord’s birth by the angel Gabriel. Today’s gospel is often associated with children’s Christmas plays, but for us today, it falls within Lent. Why?
Fish or Cut Bait
The disciples were confused by many things that Jesus said to them, but I doubt they were confused by today’s passage. As we progress through this part of John’s Gospel, we’re getting to the “fish or cut bait” part of Jesus’s ministry. Are you with him, or not?
Who Could Cast the First Stone?
Most of us have committed sins that are hard enough to utter in the quiet confessional, where we at least have the option of spilling our guts with a screen hiding our faces. There’s at least a pretense of anonymity. Imagine that you are caught doing the worst thing you have ever done, and you are dragged by your arm and denounced to your community.