Useful Books I Keep At Hand

I see many people online asking about the best way to begin to learn the Catholic faith. I looked over my shoulder to the stack of books I keep at hand nearly all the time, even when I must dig through piles of books, these three stay on top: The frog helps to prevent other books from being placed on top to annoy me when I reach for my Bible.  That is THE DIDACHE BIBLE put out by Ignatius Press in partnership with the Midwest Theological Forum. The translation is the RSV-CE, considered by many Catholic scholars to be one … Continue reading

Vocation Talk: mothering one more difficult?

I read a really powerfully written message today over here: To The Mother of Only One Child, Transitioning into motherhood is a big step in our vocations.  It is not an easy step, not in the least! I remember my first child. There were some difficult changes that took place.  For one thing, I remember giving up the huge camera bag.  I agonized over the need to accept that I could baby-wear the child and carry a diaper bag with a compact camera but that my days of lugging four lenses a tripod, filters, and back-up camera body were over.  … Continue reading