"God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." - St. Maximilian Kolbe In the midst of all the horrors coming to light in the Church what with the Pennsylvania sexual abuse report, the silence of Church leaders, the cover ups, the pain of the survivors, and the inevitability of more reports … Continue reading How to Grow in Reverence To Christ in the Eucharist
I really don’t want to be writing about this. But here we go. If you’ve been following Catholic news, a grand jury released a report today detailing the horrendous extent of sex abuse cases of over 300 priests and over 1000 victims across several dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s the latest in a … Continue reading Get Behind Us, Satan: On Scandal in the Church
First of all… I should warn you--if you’ve never seen this show, and don’t want spoilers, be cautious about reading this post! I’ll try not to reveal too much. I’m not one to get hooked on TV shows. I’m definitely not one to get hooked on dramatic, intense TV shows. I usually watch stuff like … Continue reading 3 Reasons You (& Everyone You Know) Should Watch “The Man in the High Castle”
Why do we suffer? I’ve wrestled with this question and with God for a long, long time. It’s still a struggle sometimes, more often than I’d like to admit. If God is so good, and if God loves me like He says He does, then WHY do I have to fight a chronic illness? Why … Continue reading Making Sense of Suffering
I write a lot of serious stuff on this blog; I don’t want it to turn into my corner of the internet to be all serious, all the time. So I thought I’d share some thoughts on my first experience watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yes, shocking as it is, I had never … Continue reading 7 Thoughts on Seeing Lord of the Rings for the First Time
I’ve been away from blogging for a few weeks to travel, recharge, and catch up with other life obligations but now I am BACK and I have a few things to say about… liturgical music. This is a post that’s been brewing for months but I didn’t quite have the right words to say until … Continue reading Music at Mass: Fewer Guitars, More Chant
All day today and for the past few days, I’ve been following the status of little Alfie Evans. He’s a little British boy--just about two years old--who is very sick. In doing what socialized healthcare systems are so good at doing, the NHS has determined that further treatment “isn’t in Alfie’s best interests” and that … Continue reading Why is the world celebrating the #RoyalBaby, but watching #AlfieEvans die?