Soldiers for Christ

During his homily for Pentecost yesterday, the priest spoke about the sacrament of Confirmation and the parish children who had been confirmed the evening before. I was reminded of my own confirmation, many years ago, especially when he spoke of the old ritual where the bishop would slap the cheek of the confirmandi. I was […]

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…

Further to the discussion surrounding Primal Loss, the Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak, some divorced people have responded in a way that suggests they feel hurt at being singled out. I am sorry if that is the case because personally I feel there are infinite ways in which we can screw up our kids and […]

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our thirty-second wedding anniversary. It passed with little fanfare as we are visiting our son and we were enjoying spending time with him. We are having a good time, on the road together, talking and singing and otherwise enjoying each other’s company. He trotted out the corny marriage jokes in […]