How do we, as Christian families, talk to our kids about the carnage and chaos – created by human hands and human hearts – erupting in the Holy Land right now?
Recently, a parishioner described to me her experience of a funeral at another church. “They kept talking about the person’s ‘transition,’” she said. “It took me a while to figure out that they were using that word as a euphemism for death.”
While his martyrdom is certainly dramatic, what is most interesting to me about James is the controversy surrounding his relationship to Jesus.
What strikes me most about Catherine of Sienna’s story is her fortitude.