We’ve all had one – the day that starts off bad and gets worse by the hour. The car won’t start, the cat got out, your boss just imposed an impossible deadline, the kids came home with the stomach bug and the dishwasher stopped mid-cycle. This is known as a bad hair day, and it could be a total loss if not for the saving grace of a thing called passive mortification.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A new report on religious life in America released this month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has once again confirmed that the thriving orders are those that espouse the habit and adherence to the Magisterium while those that do not are dwindling.