Every Lenten season I give up something, usually chocolate. I sometimes fast for several hours during the day. Sometimes I read an extra book or two, usually on peace theory.
Lent is late this year, thanks to an unusual alignment of the earth and heavens -- the vernal equinox, the paschal full moon -- and to the http://blog.sojo.net/tag/easter/" target="_blank"
So, just to get it out of the way, I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas. No, not an iPad or world peace.
I've been getting into trouble lately.
Fatu was 25 years old when her father and his two sons burned her to death. Her crime was converting to Christianity in a Muslim land.
In the beginning, darkness covered the face of the deep.
Then the Breath of Heaven swept across the waters, blessing the sea with all manner of creatures.
It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?
These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy sexual abuse scandals are a source of profound pain and raw anger.