Monthly Archives: March 2012

Palm Sunday – Passion Sunday

Yup, that’s right. Tomorrow is such a big day that it has two names. Expect an emotional roller coaster. Woah man, do I mean it too. We start with the triumph of Christ entering Jerusalem in glory, we end with death and mayhem. This is going to be a bumpy ride. Christ’s entry into JerusalemContinue Reading

Holy Week to Easter Sunday

This weekend it all begins. That most holy and glorious time of year, that moment when heaven seems to reach down and touch the earth. Holy Week is upon us. I realize that many of you do not have the opportunity to run to every service that happens this week, so I wanted to doContinue Reading

Puberty

So my daughter had her birthday today. Let me tell you, nothing makes you feel your age like the age of you children. So I can feel as youthful as I please, but the sad truth is, my youngest daughter is eleven. Sheesh. With eleven come The Changes. Yes, they have already started of course,Continue Reading

Staycation!

I love my kids, don’t get me wrong. I love them bunches. I feel like something is truly missing from my life if they are not in tow at every moment. They went to Grandma’s house for a week. Now I admit, I had heart pangs. I was sad to drop them off, and knewContinue Reading

The Lost Art of Writing Letters

Years ago I worked in data entry. As you can imagine, this was a really boring job. I worked hard though, and eventually gained the trust of my boss, who rewarded me by putting me on the most sensitive assignments. One of these was to document the original surveys from the Louisiana Purchase. This wasContinue Reading

Notre Dame Letter

A friend was kind enough to pass this email to me. If you have the time, I would love for you to respond. I cannot tell you how important it is to respond to these attacks against our Catholic institutions, especially when the attacks come from within. You won’t believe this… The University of NotreContinue Reading

Genesis is Only the Beginning

So in our deacon formation classes, we have a bit of an argument, and I thought it would be fun to air our dirty laundry all over the internet. Okay, so it’s not all that, but we do get rather excited over this topic. Is the creation account in Genesis historically accurate, or is itContinue Reading

Angry Mary

So I was in a church today, and I was looking at the obligatory statue of Mary. She looked mad. Now maybe it was just where I was sitting, but I mean she seemed to be scowling. I know what you are thinking. “Geeze Dance, have a guilty conscience?” Actually, not right now, I’m havingContinue Reading

St. Joseph, Man Among Men

Today is the Solemnity of St Joseph, and I want you to do me a favor. Start this song, and read it as she sings it. I have seldom found a more telling picture of that blessed Christian hero.   We all feel like sometimes we have lost Jesus. Let him be your guide.I shouldContinue Reading

Frisbee Golf

Last year, I decided that the girls needed a sport. Now i should warn you, that I’m way too overprotective. I wouldn’t let my kids do gymnastics because I was worried about their knees. I don’t let them walk around the block unless they have my Great Dane in tow. I have to personally interviewContinue Reading