The Brood: What Do We Retain?

by Holly Mohr “So how are you really?” He asks. “It’s been a long time since we’ve actually sat down to talk. I don’t think we’ve had a real conversation since your father’s death.” I appreciate the question. Honestly, I appreciate it every time someone asks it, but I never know how to answer. I’mContinue reading “The Brood: What Do We Retain?”

The Brood: Vigil

This last week, Holy Week, I have felt detached, almost dissociative. I whittled my chore list down to the bare minimum, procrastinated on writing jobs, and napped while the kids were at school. When my family was home, I went through the motions of care in a fog. I baked a cake for C’s sixthContinue reading “The Brood: Vigil”

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”

Life, Work, Holy Week, Failure, Passover, Glory

Many who are in Christ will fall for this antichrist success strategy.

One form of falling for it will be to think that political victories, military victories, culture war victories, and other sudden or gradual earthly triumphs of the Church will bring the fulfillment of the final coming of God’s kingdom.

But the Catechism flatly denies all