Our ongoing ecological conversion

Our ongoing ecological conversion

Jack continued his sharing about Lent.  “I never used to think about it much but when Moses speaks about life and death it certainly makes me think about the drought that exists in large parts of the country.  Animals and vegetation are dying for lack of water and...
Ash Wednesday Lent begins

Ash Wednesday Lent begins

Jack, a catechist,  offered an explanation for the three Catholic practices of Lent which are each a form of sacrifice and should be done each day. “Prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Prayer makes room for God in our lives. Fasting can mean denying ourselves something...
Sexuality education can happen naturally in families

Sexuality education can happen naturally in families

Joan had been a catechist for many years.  She believed and stressed that parents should ideally be dealing with sexuality education of their children in a natural way from very young as they are growing up.  “With the help of nature too, especially pets giving birth...
The devil is for real

The devil is for real

Christo shared with the group, ”In today’s technological age we may think everything can be explained from a material perspective, but there are definite spiritual things happening that cannot be explained.  I know of a family where a young boy was clearly the victim...
Turning the Other Cheek,   Sunday 7A

Turning the Other Cheek, Sunday 7A

The older members of the group had grown to have a better understanding of tolerance and not always wanting things to be fair.  Anne shared, “I’ve come to understand how life isn’t fair, much as we would like it to be  Why should one man I know lose his mother, his...
Capturing and taming of the tongue

Capturing and taming of the tongue

February 22. Peter opened the discussion. “Remember Vicky?  Only recently has there been legislation about hate speech. Surely speaking ill of someone has been done for ever and, I think, it is even included in the Ten Commandments.”  Anne, the oldest member in the...