Tag: joy

Let’s Stop Sneering at the “Christmas and Easter Catholics”

I’m actually someone who misses all those Christmas-and-Easter Catholics on the 50 other Sundays. Their spots in the pews are lonely when vacant. No matter what the ages are of those people who could fill those places, we miss them in our worship. We miss their voices and prayers, their spirit and their needs.

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The Loneliness of An Empty Baseball Diamond

I became very aware of the warmth of the sun on my arms that particular day. It felt good, actually made me smile. I found myself thinking of memories of sunshine – watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team practice during spring training in Florida, sitting on a beach with my family or cutting the grass on a warm summer’s day.

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