- Amoris Laetitia 79: Difficult Situations
- Amoris Laetitia 78: Imperfections
- Too Much Deutero-Isaiah?
- Amoris Laetitia 76-77: Seeds of the Word and Imperfect Situations
- Worship, Third, Points of View II
- Amoris Laetitia 75: Who Ministers, Who Supports
- Guns and Poses
- Amoris Laetitia 74: Physical Union
- The Armchair Liturgist: Slowing Prayers
- Amoris Laetitia 73: Mutual Self-Giving
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Category Archives: Parish Life
Early morning light in my parish’s church. This was about 8:20AM Easter morning, looking from the narthex into the main worship space.
On this day, there’s only One Candle. There is a tradition in my parish of embroidered decoration for it. Here is my friend Beth’s effort for this year, right. One additional piece I really liked on this is her inclusion … Continue reading
One of our parishioners did a marvelous job on our new Lent vestment. Draped in the sacristy is one thing–the look is better in the church with it hanging on a clerical body. My pastor put in a request a … Continue reading
In my parish, the shrine of the Blessed Mother icon is framed by many receptacles for small candles. The wick’d wax of choice is tea lights our volunteer team (a mother and daughter) acquires from Hobby Lobby for us. A … Continue reading
Our parish was featured on a video produced by our colleagues and consultants at Evangelical Catholic. You can see some of the testimony from my staff colleagues and parishioners.
Amazingly, not every student has departed for home. Iowa State gives a whole week bracketed by two weekends for Thanksgiving vacation. When I was in college, we got four days. Nine seems nice. Still, the student center was largely abandoned … Continue reading