active (interior) participation

The Distraction of Busyness

Photography © by Andy Coan

I once got a harsh letter from a Baptist lady protesting that she could not find the word “Catholic” anywhere in the Bible. True, the earliest occurrence of the term is in a letter of St. Ignatius of Antioch, written twenty years after the last book of the New Testament.  But the idea that the Church is “catholic” pops up everywhere […]

Liturgy Well Done

I am away from my home parish today.  I attended Holy Mass with my wife at a church where no one knows me. We enjoyed one of the very rare opportunities to sit together in the pews during Mass. Normally I am serving in the Sanctuary in my role as deacon. Anyway, this morning I was both a member of […]