The Celtic Christmas candle tradition

Growing up in Ireland, it was a common sight to see a single candle placed in the window of homes throughout the Christmas season. This tradition has … Read More

The immigrant caravan through the church’s eyes

In Latin American cultures, a common tradition to prepare for Christmas is to celebrate Las Posadas. Las Posadas, which means “inn” or “shelter,” recalls the experience of … Read More

Moonlight Guadalupe in Wisconsin

I couldn’t believe my ears. I had just opened the door to the church and I was hearing strains of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” It was Beethoven being … Read More

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? You may have already been asked that question this season. You may even be the one asking. It is not … Read More

Epiphany at the meat counter

They say that you can never go home again. While this may indeed be true, I am fortunate to still have a sliver of my childhood left. … Read More

Forgive and forget? What do the Scriptures say?

“Mom! Sean won’t give me back my bear,” my daughter yelled. This same scenario plays itself out between our children almost every single day. The children bicker … Read More

Couples called to enjoy fruitfulness of marriage

We often ask in the beginning of marriage preparation classes, “Should the marriage relationship be equal?” “How much should each spouse give?” Responses range from “Marriage should … Read More

Lessons learned from an afternoon with Ringo

I guess I’m a late bloomer. Having finally reached the stability of middle age, I learned something new recently. For the first time in my 42 years … Read More

Family of Origin: When two become one

There is a very fun topic that is covered in marriage preparation classes called Family of Origin.  The premise is the same: men and women don’t just … Read More