Faithful Joseph, faithful father

St. Joseph is famous for many things, especially for being a strong silent type. The story of the birth of Christ is one of drama and moral dilemma, especially for Joseph.

The Nativity heralds the welcome and work of Christmas

Just two months ago, I was privileged to attend the birth of my fifth grandchild … well, more honestly, I almost attended the birth. He decided that when it was finally time to make his appearance, he wasn’t going to hang around rethinking the move.

Mary Mother of God, our Mother

On days such as these, I feel so very Catholic. Do not misunderstand me, I love and adore Advent, Christmas, Lent, and especially Easter! I love the feasts that remember and celebrate Our Lord Christ Jesus.

Model family

Every year, right after Christmas, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. There is an important reason for this. It’s easy to think the “incarnation” means God took on a human body, that He appeared in human flesh.

Pray without ceasing

The hour is coming, it is mere days before Christ returns anew, breaking open time and space with Christmas. This context gives such urgency to the apostle’s words: “Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing!”