As Catholics, we encounter a lot of misunderstanding about our beliefs from people outside the faith. Many think we worship statues, see Mary as a deity, and try to buy our way in Heaven (etc.). But additionally, there are some myths about Catholicism that even … Continue readingFour Myths About Catholicism Even Catholics Believe
This weekend’s Confirmation Mass began with a bit of excitement and a late start. Our bishop came pealing into the parking lot from a Fairbanks priest’s funeral with just minutes to spare, but he processed into church cool and composed. I imagine it has happened … Continue readingWitness to Confirmation
I once went to Confession years ago, and as I divulged my many transgressions, I still felt helpless. Typically, I am at peace and have a sense of relief after having let out all that baggage and a cathartic sensation overtakes me, but not this … Continue readingPatience, please.
Last week on New Year’s Eve, when most of the country was drinking and socializing with friends, I was home alone in my pajamas, in bed by 10 o’clock. I’ve spent several New Year’s Eves this way, thanks to my husband’s job. It doesn’t … Continue readingSurrender
This is the eighth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. I have a chronic illness which is exacerbated by the foods I eat. Instead of traditional medicine, the only way this disorder … Continue readingLine-By-Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part VIII