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
I haven’t written a blog post in awhile, so thanks for making your way back to my blog! Since getting married in 2017, I’ve watched a lot more movies and TV shows than I used to. Jesse and I like picking apart a plot line or character and analyzing it from a Catholic standpoint. It’s … Continue reading What Makes a Great Movie? NOT Sex Scenes…
"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