Tag: Dorothy Day

I’m No Saint

 November 1, 2021

November 1 is All Saints Day. Catholic grade school children are parading school halls dressed like their favorite saint. We Catholics get two days of celebration. Halloween to end out the spooky days of October, and All Saints Day to introduce November, a time for giving thanks. All Saints Day also reminds me—I’m no saint! […]

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A Cup of Coffee and the Psalms

 May 21, 2021

“My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the Psalms,” Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker community, said. A cup of coffee and the Psalms. Good things happen over a cup of coffee or tea:  in depth conversations with a friend or just shooting the breeze; early morning […]

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A Cup of Love: Isaiah 7:10-14

 December 22, 2020

Today I raise a cup of love and reflect on Isaiah 7:10-14 as we light the last purple candle on the Advent wreath. The Word Love Love is a much used and abused term in the English language. We use the same word to describe how we feel about certain foods, such as pizza and […]

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The Changing Face of Religion in America

 October 13, 2020

Peter Maurin, co-founder of the Catholic Worker with Dorothy Day, once said, “We need to create a world where it is easier to be good.” But is there a chance that that world is not a religious one, at least the way we are familiar with religion? Will that be a result of the changing […]

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Two Edged Sword

 April 7, 2017

Lent – Preparing for Holy Week God’s word is a two edged sword. It cuts both ways and it cuts deep. It knows just how deep to go. Better than the most refined laser technology used in medical procedures, it seeks out the cancer, cuts and removes that which is diseased and leaves the rest. […]

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Valentine’s Day!

 February 14, 2017

Ordinary Time, Valentine’s Day Hearts and flowers, flowers and hearts. Again we water down a saint, St. Valentine, and a word – love! (more on Valentine) Valentine isn’t given a day in the church calendar and yet society has chosen this day in recognition of love. Love is more than hearts and flowers and candy. […]

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