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?
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
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