OPINIONS

How Long Is Mass

I guess that our pastor must be reading the catholic365 website! His sermon this weekend could have been taken from these essays! I live in a resort area. We have three seasons: summer, snowmobile and mud seasons. Right now we are in summer and the place is packed...

Dress For Mass

This is the month of May, the month of Mary. It is a time when we could reflect on how much we are emulating our Holy Mother.  Since children take after their parents, we should take after our Mother in her virtues of patience, modesty and faith. Modesty is not...

An Open Letter To My Facebook Friend

Dear Lee, I am fairly active on Facebook. I have friends and family all over the world. We chat, mostly about politics and religion. A few days ago, I received an entry addressing something that Pope Francis had stated a few days previous. According to this entry,...

Life And Death

Today we buried my dad. He did not die a few days ago. Actually, he died two days before Thanksgiving, six months ago. But, in the cold north where we live, the Catholic cemetery will not dig graves between November 15 and April 15. The reason is, there could be snow...

Gifts Of The Holy Spirit-Wisdom

In a previous blog I listed the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, know- ledge, piety and fear of the Lord.  But, aside from the catechism, where do we find these gifts recorded? How do we know that they are truly the gifts of...

Death And Mourning

Today we buried my stepdad. He did not die a few days ago. Actually, he died two days before Thanksgiving, six months ago. But, in the cold north where we live, the Catholic cemetery will not dig graves between November 15 and April 15. The reason is, there could be...