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Bees are not made for the honey, beavers for the wood, nor humans for the iPad…


By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh How did we get to the point that we are so busy, we don’t have time to stop and “smell the roses” as the Mac Davis & Doc Severinsen song says? New innovations have been available to make our lives simpler and easier. But haven’t they really only complicated our busy lives more? I’m referring to iPads, cell phones, laptop computers, email and Facebook – all wonderful tools designed... Read More →


Allies of body and soul: Catholics and guardian angels


By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh I just read something that caught my interest about guardian angels. It was an article about angels. It stated everyone has a guardian angel with no exception. I think most of us, Catholic or not, doubt the validity of this idea either because we don’t feel deserving or because the concept of an angel watching out for us is too fanciful for us to comprehend. Often times, without... Read More →


A Prayer for an Old Man Sitting on a Bench


By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. – St. Teresa of Avila   Sometimes I take a different way to work depending on traffic. I refer to it as the “back way.” It takes longer to get to work this way, but at least the traffic is moving. I take this way to avoid the freeway when an accident or any incident results in the... Read More →


What will the Catholic Church be like in the year 2115?


By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh The Apostle Paul refers to the Church as “the Body of Christ.”  He does not refer to it as a “Body of Christians.”  He essentially proclaimed that all are one in Christ.   Almost everything we value in civilization can be traced back to the origin of the Catholic Church.  This list includes such institutions as hospitals, universities, museums, grade schools, nursing homes and adoption agencies; it also includes... Read More →


The negative news and the Good News – a battle for the imagination


By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh How did we get here?  When did it become ok to bash people who don’t agree with us?  It’s not enough to criticize beliefs but we continue to go further and attack individuals personally.  When did it become OK to criticize people about how they dress, or what they wear or who their family is and how much money they have?  I’m trying to remember when this approach wasn’t the new... Read More →


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