Talking with Saints Praying to Saints has not been my thing. That is, as a Catholic, I don’t continually ask Saints to intercede on my behalf or for the sake … Continue Reading Talking with Saints
Have you ever tried to sum up your faith or the Faith? Raised as a Catholic, I wasn’t well educated as one. I rejected the Faith — even the existence … Continue Reading The Tree of Life
The journey of a Christian, the journey of a writer… What follows is the reflection of a “new” Catholic (me) from early July, 2003 — ten years before I consecrated … Continue Reading A Wanting God
Heaven touching Earth… Even if you’re not Catholic, you’ve probably heard that Catholics pray something called the rosary. (If not, click HERE.) If you are Catholic, then you may pray … Continue Reading The Spirit Moves
There sure are a lot of titles for Mary, the mother of Jesus — more than I can list, or even know and remember. Virgin Mary. Blessed Mother. Our Lady. … Continue Reading There’s Something about Mary
“Do not ignore this one fact, beloved,that with the Lord one day is like a thousand yearsand a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8) When I was a … Continue Reading It’s about Time. Advent Week Two
I, someone with a progressive disease, disabled since infancy and gravely dependent on others, have been told to offer up my sufferings to God, so that He will make something … Continue Reading The Whole Offering
Something happened to me while I was wearing my mask at Mass this past Sunday. First, I would just like to state that, through this particular reflection, it’s not my … Continue Reading Beneath the Sacramental Veil
Are Christianity and the theory of evolution in contradiction to one another? Right now, I’m taking an online enrichment course* that explores this question, along with the bigger question of … Continue Reading God and Evolution?
Flesh. What is flesh? Organic cells forming bones, muscles, organs, nerves, blood, skin. The flesh of animals, fur covered, which dwell in forests and fields. The flesh of fish, wet … Continue Reading Body and Soul
My poor classmates. Before writing my final assignment for the online course I’m taking on ecclesiology, I decided to write a kind of summation of what I had learned. Then, … Continue Reading Always and Everywhere
I’m physically drained this week, so not only is my assignment for my online class late, but it is also a little cheap. And since my recent posts have been … Continue Reading To the Rescue
I’ve never been such a lousy student. I’m skating through an online enrichment course that I’m taking, just doing the bare minimum of reading and participation required. Is this how … Continue Reading The Best Gifts
Continuing my six-week online course on ecclesiology, the study of the Church, my post this week is my assignment for unit two on worship. Before I get to that, I … Continue Reading True Life
I’m currently taking an online course on ecclesiology, the study of the Church. Each week of the course, I will be posting one of my assignments here. This first unit … Continue Reading A Love Story
What is love? Well, that’s a question and a half, isn’t it? “All you need is love.” “Love is a battlefield.” “Looking for love in all the wrong places.” “What’s … Continue Reading What Is Love?