I Know I Promised Silence…

But apparently I lied. HOWEVER! In my defense, I wrote this article (link below) in the madness of last week. So, perhaps you’ll forgive me just this once? Anywho, would you like to read my thoughts on world peace? And how an episode of My Little Pony, a YA novel, and my camera changed my […]

Invitation to Non-Practicing Catholics: Join Us for Lent

Dear Non-Practicing Catholic Friend, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately.  Lent is coming up!  Instead of giving something up for Lent out of habit, or because you hope to lose weight or kick a bad habit, can I invite you to make daily prayer, one confession, and weekly Mass your Lenten sacrifice?  It […]

Feast of the Holy Family

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family.  We have a particular devotion to Joseph, Mary and (of course!) Jesus in our home.  There is so much to learn from them, but today it seems very simple. The only parenting advice you’ll ever need: Obey God in everything. Love and protect your child with every […]

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Just one more Advent post, mmmkay, friends?  Then I promise to bore you with all sorts of other mundane life details.  (Maybe I’ll even work on finishing my birth story series this month.)  Today I’m linking up with the Catholic Bloggers Network for Keep Christ in Christmas.  More info at the bottom of this post. […]

Pope Francis, redacted version

Last night, I wrote a whole piece on the Pope Francis’ interview that was recently published in the Jesuit publication, America Magazine.  Overall I thought my post was a witty piece, a little sarcastic, a wee bit caustic, and of course,  smart!  (What, you didn’t think I published my dumb pieces, did you?  Well, at least […]

3 Reasons, Vol. 5

Welcome to the fifth installment of 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism.  If you’re new and are interested in participating, I suggest you check out the original invitation, or any one of the previous link-ups. ~1~ World Youth Day Every 2 years, the Catholic Church hosts millions of young people from around the world.  I’ve never […]

3 Reasons, Vol. 4

For more information on the Hows and Whys of this monthly link-up series, read the original instructions.  For inspiration, you can check out the April, May, and June editions. ~1~ The relationship between Judaism and Catholicism In college I flippantly told a Jewish friend that if I weren’t Catholic, I would be Jewish.  I realize […]

Femininity and the Secular World View

Are you familiar with this image?  It’s an interesting experiment to show this image to someone who has never seen it before.  The response is usually instantaneous.  One sees either a young or an old lady.   One has to bend his or her mind, usually with a little guidance from someone else, to see […]

3 Reasons, Vol. 3, with bonus 3 Surprising Quick Takes

I don’t even know if this is allowed.  A link-up within a link-up?  Seems like a blogger pyramid scheme is there were such a thing, and if there was any money to be had by being so uncouth. Ne’ertheless, please forgive my bad manners, read on, and participate if you so choose. 3 Reasons I Love […]

3 Reasons, Vol. 2

You guys.  I was completely overwhelmed by the contributions to last month’s 3 Reasons post.  It was a beautiful outpouring of support for those of us who sometimes feel weakened in face of continuous attacks on Catholicism.  If this is your first time here, feel free to check out the previous posts, or skip to the […]