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Groundhog Day

It’s February 2nd… again. Remember that fabulous Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell movie? Bill Murray’s characterRead more »

How Christ Modeled Contrition, Penance and Reparation for Us

Catholics… we are very particular creatures. Those of us who try, every day, a little bit harder, to be that which we are called toRead more »

Barack Obama as Lord and Savior

A painting in a college art gallery that depicts President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ. Actor and musician Jamie Foxx recently made aRead more »

Love Can Be Hated

  I woke up this morning and read this quote from Pope Benedict this morning: “God is love, but love can be hated when itRead more »

The False Dichotomy of Religion versus Relationship with God

In 2007, the year I graduated high school and the year Facebook began to popularize, the “religious views” section of my profile stated:Read more »

How to Kick Satan Out of Your Home

Fight for it Mama! Learn to use the high kick prayer! See below. This is for all you women who spend your days trying to keep your familyRead more »

Broken Childhood Healed by Christ

Rushing to my pew, quietly and quickly, I tried to go unnoticed. A shy college student, I had no one to really go to Mass with meRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »

Stop Painting a Pretty Picture of Ugly Sins

On May 8th, 1982, I received the Holy Sacrament of Holy Communion, just two weeks after my First Confession. For some odd reason, IRead more »

Walking the Way of the Cross without Samantha

I didn’t make it to Mass last year on Ash Wednesday. I remember seeing a Mass schedule on the door to the chapel at St. David’s as IRead more »

Have you seen your doctor lately?

OK, public confession: I hate going to the doctor. I think it’s a waste of time and money. Sitting on the awkward paper-covered table andRead more »

Mercy and Justice -or- My Perfect Confession

+JMJ+ I’m Catholic and have been since birth.  My faith has always been part of the definition of me.  That being said, in May 2010Read more »