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
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?
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
I’m noticing a really disturbing trend among certain churchmen lately--Cardinals, archbishops, people in generally high places in the Church. It seems like in the realm of sexuality and marriage, some folks are increasingly putting that which is orthodox Catholic teaching at odds with what is “pastoral.” At the very least, they’re being VERY ambiguous. Certain … Continue reading The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”