I’ve been a Catholic for over 20 years and it’s just been recently that I’ve heard of Ember Days. I’m not sure if it’s because the Catholic circle I’ve been traveling in has become more “traditional” or if it’s a reawakening for all faithful Catholics … Continue readingWhat Are Ember Days?
“Cute dress, love your shoes.” A friend compliments. “Thanks”, I say leaning in a little to whisper, “They were such a steal, that I bought another in a different color. And, this dress, it was next to nothing on clearance. “ As I think about … Continue readingWhat Consumes Me
Advent is a time of preparation- preparing our hearts, minds, and souls for the Christ-child who will one day offer each of us salvation through His sacrifice upon the cross. It is a time to quiet ourselves and reflect on God’s love and blessings. Advent … Continue readingAdvent: A Time of Repentance, Penance, and Renewal
For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has preached the necessity of Confession and of the existence of Purgatory. I have noticed that when one thinks little of Confession, one also thinks little of Purgatory, and despite the Church’s consistent teaching upon these truths, a great … Continue readingLinking Confession and Purgatory [Part 1]
In part one of this series, we talked about what purgatory is and why it’s logical (and biblical) that we need to be purified after death and atone for the earthly effects of our sins. In this article, we’ll learn about the experience of purgatory, … Continue readingPurgatory 101: Part 2