Insta-culture and a powerful Advent lesson on delayed gratification

Baking Christmas cookies is a reminder of what it means to be a Christian: to live always with a sense of longing, of that joyful expectation tinged with sorrow that comes from knowing that the greatest desire of our heart will never be fulfilled in this earthly life.

Photos: Mass of Hope and Healing

The Mass was for couples or families who have suffered the loss of a child in any way, including from miscarriage, illness, abortion, SIDS, or accident, and for those suffering infertility.

Story of loss is tale of acceptance, compassion

Elizabeth Berg has written many popular novels, but her new novel, “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” is a gem and features three characters who are struggling to deal with the loss of someone dear to them.