Contradictions in Our Desire for Eternal Life

I’ve been slowly working through the pope’s encyclical Spe Salvi, and yesterday I read the following, which just blew my mind. 11. Whatever precisely Saint Ambrose may have meant by these words, it is true that to eliminate death or to postpone it more or less indefinitely would place the earth and humanity in an…

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Information, Please!

Last year, some clever Catholic blogger gave a history of the ties between Groundhog Day (the day, not the movie) and Candlemas (also known as the Dedication of Our Lord, 40 days after His birth). I’d love to share that information with my girls, but I don’t recall who wrote it! If you know of…

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