Deacon Tom reflects on the Gift of Tears and considers how Pope Francis has invited us to be more tender.
(The following column appears this month on the Catholic Family Podcast website – the home of David and Allyson Sweeney.) A week ago Saturday, I went to a new priest for confession. The priest turned out to
Greetings dear readers of all the treasures and education found on Lisa Hendey’s Catholic Mom website. Happy summer to all of you. As this goes to press, we are traveling to the midwest for visits with family
Hello again. This is the third of three articles on the book by Felix Carroll entitled LOVED, LOST, FOUND: 17 Divine Mercy Conversions. The substance of these three articles first appeared on the website www.catholicexchange.com (CE). In
Hello again. This is the second of three articles on the book by Felix Carroll entitled LOVED, LOST, FOUND: 17 Divine Mercy Conversions (read part one here). In the first article about this book, I introduced you to
A Prologue The following column and two which will follow were the basis for three articles that recently ran on the Catholic Exchange website. For those who are unfamiliar, I am Deacon Tom Fox. I serve the
In this post-Easter time of year – the time of the early weeks and months of the ‘new’ Christian Church, we gain knowledge and excitement of some of the events of the Apostles as they take the
If any readers happen to listen to our Catholic Vitamins Podcast, (www.catholicvitamins.com) you may remember Dee and I talking about a weekly (Year of Faith) Bible Study that we’ve been holding in our home. Each week –
One of the countless books we had to read during our four year deacon formation was St. Augustine’s wonderful work: CONFESSIONS. We read and studied the book for two philosophy classes, and for at least one of
On the day before I completed this column, I visited our local ‘care’ center – a place for mostly elders recovering from operations, falls and illnesses. But it’s also home for a lot of alzheimer and dementia patients.
I have a Christmas gift for you today. I hope that this gift will tenderize your heart, and that you will unwrap the gift and you will use it. To my memory, I’ve only shared this story
I sometimes wish we were a bit more touchy-feely in our faith practice. I mean – Jesus was a great lover of people, and his healing, his affirmation, his acceptance was almost always shown by some form
Where did I first hear the saying, “I ain’t much, but I’m all I think about?” Terrible, I know. I’d like to think of myself as a man of words — but there are so many who
‘Faith-alive’ Catholics are likely aware of the many titles that have been given to the Blessed Virgin Mary (there’s one right there). Catholics have attributed a great many names and titles to her. And there is no
Hello moms and followers of the wonderful work and ministry of Lisa Hendey. My DW Dee and I are back from a 4,500 mile round trip driving vacation: from the warm climes of the southwest, to the