Posts Tagged With: With Us Still

Today’s find: Year of grace

New Year’s Eve: What a great time to be reminded, as St. John writes in the gospel passage we heard at Mass today, ‘from his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace…’

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Sunday Snippets–Joining A Catholic Carnival

I learned about Sunday Snippets — apparently, a virtual community of Catholic bloggers — from reading Kathleen Basi’s wonderful blog. I thought, what the heck? Why not join the fun?

I don’t have much to add on the current Question of the Week — “Do you have any recipe you make for religious reasons?” (Do Christmas cookies count?  Or how about Kairos Prison Ministry cookies?)

But I did find a recent Question of the Week — “Who is your favorite saint?” — intriguing. All saints have been a blog topic of mine lately… including some thoughts on how many of us are going to be saved … and what it might be like to picture yourself (or one of your offspring) on a holy card.

And then there’s my attempt to answer the age-old Catholic question: If a child is ordained, or enters a religious order, does that mean the parents get a free ticket to heaven? (Just kidding…but I am serious about my experience of the sacramental nature of parenthood. See what you think about my position.)

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