We continue to recommend Blue Eyed Ennis, Phil has had some wonderful reflections for Advent.
In a cogent op-ed piece of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Katherine Thomas explains why she has come to find it offensive when acquaintances ask her whether she wants to become a Catholic priest.
Over at A Nun's Life, they have been posting reflections on the Jesse tree and will be reflecting on the O Antiphons over the next few days. Some samples of what has been done so far:
Head over and check it out.
poorer quarter" which was written and produced by Aidan Matthews and which was subsequently published in a book by Veritas. The podcasts are available on the RTE website, head over and have a listen to the December podcasts; thought provoking and reflective for this waiting season.
Deacon Greg takes a look at the fact that around the world, someone is always saying the Liturgy of the Hours. The Anchoress has a short post about the LoTH as well.
A Shepherd's post reflects on "the Bell that awaken us to Christ's presence" which is a pause to reflect on the Angelus.
John Allen looks at the perils of a part-time Pope.
Debra Dean Murphy reflects on an Advent of Doubt and Struggle.
Just a Dad playing hero - especially for all the daughter's out there.
The modern welfare state could learn a lot from the Medieval monastery.
We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we speak. The New York Times has a piece about The Art of Listening from Africa.
Showing how to turn the other cheek, A Victim treats his mugger right.
A tribute to Fr Jerry Roche from Athea who was killed during a robbery in Kenya in 2009.