God Bless Norma Jean Coon: A Prodigal Daughter

Examples of humility and legitimate public repentance do present themselves often enough. Partly because our culture of the sensual-erotic and sensationalistic wishes us to look at Lady Gaga more than Mother Theresa. Partly also by definition: it cuts against what it means to be humble to promote one’s own self-humbling. Are those vessels glass and clay?! Good thing it's just bread and ... More

Who was she to bear Him there? Who are we?

[Note: I posted the bulk of this one on a long-since-defunct blog I did a number of years ago. It's another consideration of a favorite Christmas carol.] The “Christ Child Lullaby” is a beautiful, lilting Christmas carol sung from the perspective of the Blessed Mother. You can hear a snippet from the album at Amazon (an album anyone who appreciates traditional Irish music must have). The lyric... More

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