Our two-year-old seems the most apt to be the mechanical one in the family. Last summer he spent about an hour tenaciously deciphering the straps on his life jacket. The other day he figured out the knob on our bedroom door and locked himself in. A bit panicked, my wife kneeled by the door trying […]
“We do not come to meet Christ as if he were absent from the rest of our lives.”
The Church has entered the fifty days of Easter. By His death Jesus Christ has opened the gates of heaven. The Apostles’ Creed refers to Jesus’ Descent into hell: Descensus Christi ad Inferos. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that after His crucifixion and death Jesus went to the realm of the dead and […]
How cool would it be to be able to have a cup of cocoa and a snack on your desk while you lean back in a cushioned chair and do assignments with a video or a webinar on the computer?
As they will anoint with the oils blessed that evening, so has God anointed his priests and deacons, Bishop Robert W. Finn told a congregation April 14 that included nearly every priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
American Catholic school children are introduced to the Stations of the Cross in kindergarten or first grade and for many, the devotion continues throughout adulthood. The Stations of the Cross most American Catholics are familiar with were written by St. Alphonse Ligouri, a Franciscan priest, in 1787. Their history, however, goes back to the fourth […]
It’s Easter, again, and the world blinks. Its incomprehension is reasonable enough, for who can make sense of a resurrection? Christmas announces a birth. Though we do not remember our own we observe enough signs of universal nativity to concede that Jesus had a birthday. Good Friday retells a death. Yours and mine has not […]
Emerita Farnan began teaching First Communion classes to first and second graders 54 years ago. At first it was just a way of helping out, but she grew to love it, and the children she has taught.
They may be just a bit older than the teenagers who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Robert W. Finn.