Cleaning things out during Shrovetide

Shrovetide is upon us. Lent is coming and the last days — even a week — before its arrival have been considered Shrovetide for centuries, dating back … Read More

The cross of Christ leads the way

When you stand for the opening song at Sunday Mass, who do you welcome? Some people — even the lector or song leader — may say we … Read More

‘Deadly sins’ bring capital weaknesses

This Friday, Jan. 20, is Inauguration Day. A new president and his administration will take over in Washington, our nation’s capital. The title of “capital” means where … Read More

A scary day is coming upon us

This Friday is the 13th day of the month. We will have another Friday the 13th this year, in October. Many people believe Friday the 13th is … Read More

This Epiphany: Let them eat cake

Mardi Gras season has begun. That’s right, we haven’t even finished Christmas — which lasts until Jan. 9, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord — … Read More

The eight days of Christmas

Those who have had any musical training will recognize an octave as the eight notes of the musical scale: “Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do.” … Read More