The Brood: Death, Resurrection, and (Church) Family Reunions

By Holly Mohr I spend a good bit of time noticing and writing about the things that are not quite right, both around and within me, especially with regards to the Church and society. (This column is called The Brood, after all). And while there is plenty of very real injustice to challenge, very realContinue reading “The Brood: Death, Resurrection, and (Church) Family Reunions”

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”

The Brood: How to Be a Bad Catholic

Bad Catholics don’t pray the rosary, but have at least five stashed around their house (and one in their car). Bad Catholics have no idea when the Holy Days of Observation are. Bad Catholics will receive the Eucharist at your wedding or funeral, even if they already broke their fast by toasting you in the parking lot

The Brood: By Means the Church Does Not Allow

by Holly Mohr “Well,” the retired drama professor began, arms folded. “I’m a cradle Catholic. I look for a parish that can tolerate someone like me and one that I can tolerate.” He considered for a beat, then added, “I don’t know any cradle Catholics. All the cradle Catholics I know are either indifferent orContinue reading “The Brood: By Means the Church Does Not Allow”