When Your Wine Glass Is Empty

December 19, 2016

  As a tumultuous 2016 quickly draws to a close—a year wrought with political vitriol, unprecedented violence between police and the citizenry, international humanitarian crises, and a shortage of hatchimals, we need our Mother more than ever. Let us turn to her in these final days of Advent and ask her to intercede on behalf of our country. Where do we get this concept of Mary as advocate and intercessor?…


St. Lucy, Patroness of the Smartphone Generation

December 13, 2016

Another Gaudete weekday, another feast day! Today we celebrate St. Lucy, virgin and martyr. This incredible young woman has many a legend surrounding her torture and death, most famously captured in images of her holding her eyeballs on a plate or in a cup. St. Lucy is said to have had her eyes gouged out, but upon her burial, they were miraculously restored making her the Patron Saint of the…


How to Get More from the Readings at Mass

September 26, 2016

Imagine this scenario: It’s 30 minutes before Sunday Mass starts, and you’re running around the house trying to make sure you have everything you need.  Kids shoes need to be located, their hair has to be fixed, any coloring pages you’re taking have to be printed and put in the right bag.  Maybe you have to make a bottle or pack some diapers.  Eventually you usher everyone out the door,…