Why I’m grateful for the much-maligned papal encyclical on sexuality and marriage
Plan a post-Mass picnic to savor our God-given day of rest
Overcoming the temptation to see life as a series of struggles
My next-door neighbor, Karla, recently posted this conversation with her 7-year-old daughter, Ainsley, on social media:
The bright warm sun of June and the glittering emerald green of our region testify to the fruitful joy of life. The solemnities of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus conspire with Mother Nature, impelling and enabling our metaphysical senses. The celebration of the apex of our Catholic faith, the Eucharist, and the love that made all things, occurring in June — the apex of late spring in the Pacific Northwest, ushering in summer — is so very fitting. Thank you, Jesus!