Free Will and Donuts

Free Will and Donuts

What do free will and donuts have to do with each other? My Sunday Mass with my toddler. Sunday Mass started off a little rougher than usual. We arrived at Mass late, and our toddler was already in a terrible mood. We had told him earlier that if he behaved during...
Hope and Peace

Hope and Peace

Hope and Peace: the first two Sundays of Advent. In this season of Advent, most of the Mass readings will be focused on God’s promise to send a savior. The first Sunday of Advent is the “prophet’s Sunday,” and the first purple candle is the candle of hope. God...
Prayer of Rage

Prayer of Rage

Sometimes the best prayer is one said in rage. Sometimes rage during prayer is where we are at.  “If this is how you (God) treat your friends, it’s no wonder you have so few!” This famous prayer of rage was shouted by St. Teresa of Avila when she fell off a carriage...