Hope – and fear – in taking the Pope at his word

I spent Saturday morning with a group of Catholic women that meets regularly to discuss matters of faith. The assigned reading was a 1926 G. K. Chesterton piece on why he was Catholic. It was a fair choice since many in the group have been asking themselves that question for the past few years. But … More Hope – and fear – in taking the Pope at his word

Be honest, but kind: Nice matters. Maybe especially with the truth

It happened again today: Someone told me she wasn’t Catholic, “but I really like your Pope.” I feel like I should start keeping track of these people – the not-Catholic-but-admiring-the-leader-of-Catholics. It’s actually pretty cool. For the first time in quite some time, being Catholic hasn’t meant being derided in my place of employment or the … More Be honest, but kind: Nice matters. Maybe especially with the truth