Robert Frost began his poem "Mending Wall" with "Something there is that doesn’t love a wall" and ends it with "Good fences make good neighbors." In today’s gospel, Jesus rebukes the Pharisees who criticize His disciples for plucking and eating some heads of grain while walking through a field.
AnneMarie Miller discusses practical, simple ways to attend daily Mass with young children in tow.
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MaryBeth Eberhard contemplates Mary as a role model for mothers as they seek to guide their growing children.
This healing of a paralytic is a beloved and striking miracle. We can imagine the house where Jesus was staying in Capernaum packed with people; and then all the commotion when they were lowering the guy through the roof, and even more when he got up, picked up his mat, and walked out!
Barb Szyszkiewicz shares a way to use the kitchen tools you already have to add to your feast-day celebrations.
It is said that one day, Bob Cousy was shooting foul shots in the Boston Garden, and making the sign of the Cross before each shot, with the coaches looking on. When the legendary former Boston Celtics Coach and General Manager, Red Auerbach, who was Jewish, leaned over to his good friend on the sidelines, Cardinal Richard Cushing, he said, "Cardinal, when your boys make the Sign of the Cross before shooting, does that help them?"