A New Holy Day of Obligation

September 11, 2012

Beginning in 2002, I considered September 11 a personal holy day of obligation. Like the other holy days I observe as a Catholic, I attend mass. I try to make it to the earliest morning mass, preferring this time of day for quiet reflection. I find a sense of reverence in the arc of the […]

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June 20, 2011

I forget things. Not all the time, but it happens.  I accept it and make the best of it, like buying five different kinds of reading glasses for my farsightedness.  I accessorize my forgetfulness with rainbow packs of Post-it notes. It’s one thing to forget to buy milk, it’s another to forget friends, especially when […]