Author: Birgit J

Faithful, Catholic liturgy, Eucharist

What the Faithful Seek and Deserve

Since my youth, the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has undergone some substantial alterations. Not every change is attributable to the Second Vatican Council. The Spirit of Vatican II facilitated those who pushed for drastic, albeit illicit, changes and outright grave affronts to the integrity of the Mass. Yet the laity want, and expect better. We deserve faithful...

happiness, joy

What Are You Seeking, Happiness or Joy?

Happiness, it’s all the rage with the human race. We’ve always been quite infatuated with the idea of happiness – after all, it’s only human right? But what makes you happy? Have you ever really stopped to think about it? And on what level does happiness apply to your wishes for satisfaction? Is it something as simple as a good...

political rhetoric

Political Rhetoric And A Nation of Voyeurs

Our already morally flawed society appears hell-bent on driving the political rhetoric ever deeper toward unapologetic sleaze. At this point, more people are ‘aware’ of the lewd behavior of varying political figures,  or other celebrities, than are aware that the contemplative Season of Advent is half over. Every new titillating debacle receives 24/7 attention, all in an effort to smear...

holiday traditions

Holiday Traditions To Help You
Become the-Best-Version-of-Yourself

Matthew Kelly’s ‘Best Advent Ever‘ helps readers discover how to best lead up to experiencing genuine Christmas Joy with family. During these coming weeks of Advent we can discover the best version of ourselves. Our goal is to identify which aspects of our lives need to improve and which to reconsider or discard. One early lesson offers some perspective of...

reason for the season

We Are The Reason For The Season

Especially in this secular-minded world of ours, it is important to search for the reason for the season. There are so many distractions and misdirections. As we live out our days of Advent, in preparation of Christmas, we are constantly assaulted by sights, sounds, and mental impressions that lead us away from Truth. As children, many of us enjoyed carefully...

child bride

A Child Bride – 44 Years Later

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!” Robert Browning As a child bride of 17, marrying her high school sweetheart, I felt the invincibility...

advent

A Faithful Advent Brings a Glorious Christmas

Leading up to the festivities of Christmas, Advent can bring many pressures to an already hectic time. Keeping Christ in Christmas is certainly our first objective but life’s realities must garner our attention as well. Balance needs to be found so that you approach the Season in a way that is right for you. As an individual, your life is unlike...