My thanks to everyone for their prayers and condolences. If I can ask a favor, Fr. Halligan's family need your prayer right now, too.
My daughter goes to kindergarten at a small Catholic school in one of the Mpls. suburbs. Starting in first grade, all the students are required to attend Mass every morning. The Kindergarten kids are deemed too young, and constitutionally incapable of sitting still long enough.
So Sophia and I, and the rest of the K class, arrive at the school just as the older kids are streaming out of the church.
Surveying the crowd yesterday, Sophia asked, "How come they all have tattoos on their foreheads?"
Welcome to another Lent, everybody.