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Veiling Through the Joyful Mysteries

In June I shared ‘Lifting the Veil…’, a post about my decision to begin veiling. In reading the subsequent comments, I found renewed vigorRead more »

The Farce of Reproductive Rights, or, How to Turn Personal Liberty into Slavery

To whomever composed this meme: …except that half of every human being comes from the father. …except that from theRead more »

Going AWOL Out of The Christian Civil War: How My Desire for Christian Unity Lead Me Home to The Catholic Church (Part 2))

In the first part of my “coming home” story, I described how my Christian life began and how, only a few years later, God began to place aRead more »

Defending Marriage

As Catholics, we all know the powerful spiritual nature of the Sacrament of Matrimony. In the Catechism we are taught: 1601 “TheRead more »

Crown of His Glory

Water babies. Soccer tots. Pee wee league. Club volleyball. Varsity football. March madness. Stanley Cup. Super Bowl. Olympics. From theRead more »

Practice What You Preach! Believe What You Profess!

The Diocese of Arlington, Virgina recently announced that, as part of the world wide celebration of a Year of Faith within the Church, theyRead more »

Going AWOL Out of The Christian Civil War: How My Desire for Christian Unity Lead Me Home to The Catholic Church (Part 1)

“So, that girl, do you know if she’s a Christian?” “Uh, well, she’s Catholic…” This was a statement that I have said more than once growingRead more »

Ecumenism and Tough Love

  Ecumenism is a word that causes some uneasiness, a concern that Catholic doctrine will be expected to give in to modernistRead more »

Swimming Lessons: Reflections on Faith

As a child, I spent every summer on a lake in Massachusetts with my mother and father and my five siblings.  It was important that we knewRead more »

Recovering Catholics

In the past 50 years, the Catholic Church has struggled to properly catechize and evangelize many of its own members. I have met far tooRead more »

Purgatory – The Church Suffering

Being military, my family moves often. This comes with its advantages: we have seen different parts of the country; we have friendsRead more »

The Frontline

I am Catholic. While I find the “I am Mormon” campaign a little quirky, I also get it. The billboards, the t-shirts, the commercials areRead more »

Why Catholics Don’t Read the Bible

As Catholics, we’ve all heard it before, “Catholics don’t read the Bible.”, “Catholicism is unbiblical!”, “They don’t even have Bibles inRead more »

Warming up the lukewarm…

I was recently on Facebook (who am I kidding… I’m ALWAYS on Facebook!) and reading a stream of comments on a friend’sRead more »

Time Immemorial: the Eucharist

One of my Protestant friends commented one day about the Eucharist. From his standpoint, Jesus’s “Do this in memory ofRead more »