Tag Archives: Baptism

Pope Francis and the Problem of the Eldest Son

Last week as I watched Pope Francis address Congress and our nation a thought dawned on me. Since Pope Francis’ election I have watched as certain groups within the Church and outside of the Church get themselves tied up in knots because of what he says and how he says it. These people are varied […]

Catholic Exchange: The Maternal Love of Our Lady and the Church

The Church celebrates two Marian feast days in August: Assumption and The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is an inextricable link between the Church and Our Heavenly Mother, Mary. In fact, much of what has been said about the Church can also be applied to Our Lady. One of the closest connections between […]

Monday is for Beauty: Rivers

At the very dawn of creation your Spirit breathed on the waters, making them the wellspring of all holiness. Roman Missal, Easter Vigil 42, Blessing of Water

Sharing in the Priesthood of Christ

One of the ways to grown in faith and understanding of the mysteries of Jesus Christ is to meditate on the Divine Offices that he fulfills by his life, death, resurrection, and ascension. These offices are understood within the framework of the covenant God established through the People of God in the Old Testament. The […]

Today’s Beauty Theme is Water

Today’s beauty theme is water. I was thinking of a theme and then it started raining. Water is beautiful, cleansing, keeps us alive, and is linked to Baptism. *Once again not my pictures. They are from a Google Images search* Have a blessed weekend!

Why Baptism during Lent?

This past Sunday’s readings were a strange connection of Baptism and the desert (for the Western Church).  We heard about the flood when God wiped out the evil of the world and saved eight righteous people.  Yes, the narrative is a pre-figurement of Baptism.  The waters of the flood cleanse the earth. We also see […]