My childhood house is a little big for the neighborhood. It sits on the corner of two streets, a roomy red ranch among smaller ranches and Cape Cods. A young family lives in the house next door where a World War II veteran had raised his children and watched me grow up in his old age. He and his wife could remember when this neighborhood was brand new. It may not look quite as uniform as the neighborhood George Bailey built for the people of Bedford Falls in
It’s a Wonderful Life
, but it was built at the same time, for a similar purpose.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and