The Catholic Church hasn’t been exempt from the coronavirus panic. My parish and diocese and many others have said they’ll be taking precautions like not including the sign of peace at Mass, sanitizing the holy water fonts and refilling them regularly, not using the chalice and only have communion under one species, and encouraging the … Continue reading On Holy Communion & the Coronavirus
“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” // Hebrews 12:11 My last post addressed our “why” -- why we made the decision to stop dancing with debt and be done with debt for good. It may … Continue reading How We’ve Paid Off 21K in Student Loan Debt in 4 Months
HEY! Does anyone still visit my blog anymore? It’s been awhile. A lot has happened since I last wrote 6 months ago. In learning and doing and experiencing new things - particularly in the realms of mental health and finance - I have new inspiration to write on these two topics. On the one hand, … Continue reading Why We’re Kicking Debt to the Curb
Talking with my husband over some shrimp fried rice (it was a Friday and it’s Lent…), we were discussing politicians and public figures -- people such as Nancy Pelosi, NY governor Andrew Cuomo, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who are Catholic, publicly wear ashes on Ash Wednesday, write articles for America Magazine, and say they do what … Continue reading Jesus Is Not a Prop for Your Political Agenda
Friday was apparently “International Women’s Day.” Social media was flooded with posts celebrating women. Even I shared a collage of some favorite Catholic women saints on Instagram, just because I liked most of the saints pictured and the witness they provide for my faith and vocation. But in retrospect, the whole thing is a little … Continue reading What about International Men’s Day?
Let me preface this by saying that obviously, I’m not a bishop. I’m not in any position of hierarchical authority in the Church. I’m a laywoman. A convert. A wife. A student of theology. But I am a devout Catholic. I love my faith and made the decision to convert five years ago because I … Continue reading What I Wish the Bishops Would Do
Lately, I’ve heard far too many people scoff at those who love animals or love their pets. And as someone who literally cannot remember a time when I didn’t have at least one pet running around the house, this just grinds my gears. I’ve heard people chuckle at those who have a deep love of … Continue reading Why Pets Can Be Good For Your Soul