Dark Devotional: When the Saints Go Marching Out

by Michelle Arnold Gospel Reading for November 13, 2022Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here—the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not beContinue reading “Dark Devotional: When the Saints Go Marching Out”

Dark Devotional: Resurrections Can Be Messy

by Michelle Arnold They did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead (John 20:9). Many Christian families have a favorite movie they enjoy watching at Easter. When I was growing up, Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 version of The Ten Commandments was shown every year on television and became anContinue reading “Dark Devotional: Resurrections Can Be Messy”

Dark Devotional: The Relics Hunters

by Michelle Arnold He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground (Luke 22:44). In May 2000, I was invited along on one of Catholic Answers’ pilgrimages to the Holy Land. For someone who had only been out of the country once,Continue reading “Dark Devotional: The Relics Hunters”

Dark Devotional: Saints Are Never Perfect

We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:20). If there’s one relationship red-flag I wish I could get every person to memorize, it would be this: if someone seems too good to be true, he probably is. Evil people depend on masks of respectability, and will do everything theyContinue reading “Dark Devotional: Saints Are Never Perfect”