Sexuality and gender seem unique in their capacity to elicit terror in adults and embarrassment in children.
My daughter told me, “For you being a priest, we aren’t the most religious family.” Is that because our faith is practical and immersive?
Our families show us God in everyday life. Recognizing these moments is critical for our faith and the faith of our children.
Participation in Lent Madness can be turned into a family ritual, like lighting the Advent Wreath at dinnertime or saying bedtime prayers together.
Epiphany offers us a chance to remember that Jesus was a king, but not the king people thought he would be. He was a baby, a child of God, and his life promised that we, too, would all be children of God. The prophets foretold him, God revealed him, the Three Kings honored him, and we adore him.
As the detritus of Christmas surrounds us, where do we see Jesus?
Jesus doesn’t scold or question Thomas; instead, he offers Thomas exactly what he needs.
This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
We do not keep elves on any of our shelves to send behavior reports to the North Pole. Christ came for us while we were yet on the naughty list.
Meet the Saints has served as a springboard for my son and me to talk about God, our faith and our relationships with other people in new ways.