June 15, 2012

Welcome to A Catholic in Cleveland

Greetings and welcome to A Catholic in Cleveland, a blog that will explore things having to do with being Catholic in America today as well as some of the larger (and smaller) questions of being human. For me personally this … Continue reading

November 3, 2016

Today is All Souls’ Day.

It’s the third one since our son Mike took his own life and joined the Communion of Saints. Tonight Bill and I will attend Mass and we will cry. We’ll cry especially with our brothers and sisters who have lost … Continue reading

March 28, 2013

Feet, Heart, Hands, Mind – Christ in All Things

Tonight, Pope Francis I will eschew some of the traditional Papal trappings around the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and instead will celebrate the feast at a Roman prison for juveniles. These young men will be the recipients … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

What Do We Do With Our Grief?

Last year one of my friends gave me a beautiful snow globe. The scene inside is of Mary, Joseph and Jesus of Nazareth. They are portrayed in a stylized way, elongated and elegant. The parents lean into each other in … Continue reading