I recently had a conversation with a gentleman whose daughter had severed all communication with him over an email misunderstanding. His daughter had very narrowly misinterpreted his words in a family email in a derogatory way. He understood how his words could be misunderstood but it was devastating that his own daughter would choose to act so uncharitably toward him. His attempts to assert a correct understanding of his email were met with obstinace and...
Prayer and Devotion
Seasons and Feasts
This past Sunday, as my husband and I were pulling into the parking lot of a local Trader Joe's store we noticed throngs of people suddenly swarming into the parking lot. My immediate thought was either Trader's was having a fantastic Memorial Day sale, or it was a flash mob...
As my colleague Jim Blackburn recently noted in his blog post on attending weddings, now is the time of year when wedding invitations show up in the mail. It is also about this time that we at Catholic Answers receive questions about wedding ceremonies.
Marriage is of such importance to a well-functioning civilization that societies have their own customs for weddings, customs...
Someone recently wrote to me asking, “Christians believe that death entered the world through sin. Check out Romans 5:13-14 if you don’t believe me. Yet evolution proves that death existed before the fall. How do you explain that?”
This is a great question, one which I suspect many Christians haven’t given much thought.
In this post I’d like to argue, from the book of Genesis, that death did indeed exist before the Fall—the death of animals and plants—and that when the Bible...
On the wall next to my desk is a small framed piece of calligraphy, a gift from a friend with a talented hand, with this passage from Psalm 127:
Lo, sons are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons of one's youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate...