Answering Anxiety

If you are the parent of a school aged child, you likely have some anxiety about the upcoming school year. Some families may be eagerly anticipating school reopening; other families may feel uncertain about the effect school reopening may have on their and other’s health. Many families likely feel stretched to accommodate remote and hybrid […]

Praying for Humility [during a pandemic]

Humility Humility is the virtue by which a Christian acknowledges that God is the author of all good. it is a necessary virtue because one cannot know Jesus or be conformed to the likeness of Jesus without the virtue of humility. Humility is annexed to the Cardinal Virtue of temperance; it moderates pride, vanity, and […]

6 Feet Apart

Six Feet Apart Rewind your imagination to a pre-pandemic Sunday morning Mass at Ascension. You enter the sanctuary and see unmasked faces smiling, singing, or whispering hushed instructions to wiggling children. You feel the bustle of bodies squishing into already-full pews. You share the sign of peace with an open hand and heart. After Mass […]

If the Church is not Crying

If the Church is not Crying… Rewind your imagination to a pre-pandemic Sunday morning Mass at Ascension. Feel the bustle of bodies squishing into the already-full pews. See a mother straighten her daughter’s hair bow, a father remind his son to genuflect, or a grandmother remove her grandchild from an elbow-deep plunge into the baptismal […]