On a crisp, clear December night shortly before Christmas 2008, I walked up the stairs from the underground parkway on Lower Wacker Drive in beautiful, downtown Chicago. I was home on block leave from AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Huachuca, AZ. The purpose of my visit to downtown Chicago that night was to meet … Continue reading Between a Modern Rock and Post-Modern Hard Place: The Church in the Middle of Man’s Extremes
I haven't heard much about weeping statues recently. It seems that this kind of thing was a much hotter topic when I was growing up Catholic on the South Side of Chicago back in the 1980's. But recently, not so much. Or perhaps I just am not keeping track of phenomena like this the way … Continue reading Weeping Mary(s): Nature, Hoax, or Miracle?
In two earlier posts I spoke about some practical aspects of suffering as a follower of Christ. I wrote about how placing ourselves in the right kinds of spiritual environments and surrounding ourselves with the right kind of people when battling suffering can help us to victory. Then I spoke about uniquely sensitive times that … Continue reading Surviving Suffering: Part III- Spiritual Acts