Advent 2022, Day 2, Spreading the Good News

The ornament for today is a picture of a newspaper. In the recent past, reading a newspaper was one of the only ways of finding out what was going on in the world around us. The headline of the day proclaimed what we needed to know to stay informed. Sometimes the Word of God isContinue reading “Advent 2022, Day 2, Spreading the Good News”

First Day of Advent Catholic Moments

Today is the first Sunday, the first day of Advent. In the Catholic Church, we spend the four weeks before Christmas contemplating the incarnation, Jesus coming to earth as a tiny baby. It is a lovely Tradition to prayerfully take time out of our busy schedules and mull over what the coming of the LordContinue reading “First Day of Advent Catholic Moments”

Catholic Moments Lent 2022 Wisdom from my Uncle

Last week I wrote my musings about Lent this year and my hope for moving closer to Jesus. Today I received a note in my inbox from my Uncle who is a priest at my home parish in Indiana. He published his musings in their bulletin. It is with his permission that I share thoseContinue reading “Catholic Moments Lent 2022 Wisdom from my Uncle”

Catholic Moments: Lent!

Are you thinking about what to do for Lent 2022? In the Busch family nothing gets a kid groaning like mentioning the word, “lent.” Granted, there is justification for their general dislike for this penitential season. When the kids were little we often made our sacrifices together. For many years we gave up TV forContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Lent!”

What happened last fall part 2

This is my fourth try at this particular post. Wish me luck! What happened this fall is complicated. Along with all of the craziness of sending my youngest child to high school, an unexpected event occurred. My oldest daughter, the one who celebrated her wedding the summer before in a lovely park by their house,Continue reading “What happened last fall part 2”

Gluten Free Grandma (what happened this fall part 1)

It is a solidly rainy January day. The sky is gray and the remaining snow has these awful black flecks in it…blea! The worst part is that we were supposed to be getting snow. You know, those big, fluffy white flakes that pile up and make the world look like it has been pasted withContinue reading “Gluten Free Grandma (what happened this fall part 1)”

What is going on here?

That is what my mom used to say, hands on her hips, to my brothers and me when we were misbehaving in so loud and rambunctious a way, that our play no longer flew under the mom radar. What is going on here? Most of the time, scratch that, ALL of the time, she caughtContinue reading “What is going on here?”

Searching for Justice…a Catholic moment

The Catholic Church and our bishops in particular have been making headlines around the nation. Of course if the Nation is interested in Catholic business it can only mean that there is a controversy in the air. If you have somehow not heard the news I will give it to you in brief. The USContinue reading “Searching for Justice…a Catholic moment”