OPINIONS

THE CHRISTMAS STORY: THE REST OF THE STORY

by Elizabeth A Martina Zachariah shook the dirt from his sandals and his robes before he entered the gates of the temple. And, then, again, he shook them when he had crossed the large courtyard and mounted the steps to the temple itself. Reaching the Nicanor Gate, he...

LOCATING GOD ON VACATION

It was 7:30 am. We were on the coast of Prince Edward Island with a trailer and a one hundred pound dog. And he wanted to go for a walk. I grabbed my rosary and shoved it in my pocket then grabbed his lead and took him out. It was a beautiful sunny morning. Until I...

How Long Is Mass

I guess that our pastor must be reading the catholic365 website! His sermon this weekend could have been taken from these essays! I live in a resort area. We have three seasons: summer, snowmobile and mud seasons. Right now we are in summer and the place is packed...

Dress For Mass

This is the month of May, the month of Mary. It is a time when we could reflect on how much we are emulating our Holy Mother.  Since children take after their parents, we should take after our Mother in her virtues of patience, modesty and faith. Modesty is not...

An Open Letter To My Facebook Friend

Dear Lee, I am fairly active on Facebook. I have friends and family all over the world. We chat, mostly about politics and religion. A few days ago, I received an entry addressing something that Pope Francis had stated a few days previous. According to this entry,...

Life And Death

Today we buried my dad. He did not die a few days ago. Actually, he died two days before Thanksgiving, six months ago. But, in the cold north where we live, the Catholic cemetery will not dig graves between November 15 and April 15. The reason is, there could be snow...