First of all...did you hear about Haley and Christy's new podcast series? I haven't gotten a chance to listen to their first one yet, but I am SO excited! They are two of my favorite bloggers, and I bet you'll like them, too. ;-)
Are any other Dr. Who fans alarmed by the Dalek look alikes patrolling Microsoft now? So creepy...
Jenny has been right on the mark, as always, this week! Make sure to read her thoughts on the Cult of Busy as well as her post on Momdulgences.
Have you been following Nella's story? She just reaches a HUGE milestone, but her battle isn't over. Please continue to keep her in your prayers, as well as Mary's sweet Courtney.
I find that I usually have one of two reactions to the words/actions of Pope Francis. I either cringe, in anticipation of the media's reaction to what he's saying, or I STAND UP AND CHEER because he does something that makes me think, "Yes! Yes! That is the Church at her finest!" In my pastoral work, I've gotten to know a number of families of children with special needs, especially children with autism. Pope Francis's recent outreach to those families fills me with such joy!!! Yes! Yes! These children and adults must be welcomed and supported in the Church.
I don't know if any of the readers of this blog have a child (or sibling or even yourself) with a disability, delay, or other special needs, but if you do, I'd love some input! I'm hopefully going to be doing some work with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability's newly formed Council for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), and part of the group's mission is to identify needs within the Church. Riding on the cassock tails of Pope Francis...are you aware of any needs that are not being met for people with disabilities in the Church?
I've been gradually launching a new blog. Please check it out when you get a chance, share it, and let me know if you have anything to add!
In honor of Thanksgiving this week, I'm going to be running a series entitled, "Why the Eucharist Matters [for Families]". Eucharist means Thanksgiving, after all! So be sure to check back every day this week for a new installment!!!
Linking up with Kelly!