Tag: Catholic Church

Just a Mama Bear Protecting Her Children

In case you haven’t noticed, Sassy Victoria has come around for a visit, and I have a feeling she is here to stay.  You know what gets her britches in a bunch more than anything?  Blatant affronts to the Truth. Recently I posted this article on facebook, prefacing it with “Before you attack the Catholic…

Digging for Change

Change – it’s the only constant in life, or so people have been telling me.  I’ve been going through some big changes personally and with the wider Church.  Appropriately, these changes are happening on the cusp of Lent. Lent is all about change.  We often refer to Lent as a time for “metanoia.” In Greek, metanoia…

You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Lately, the word freedom has been thrown around an awful lot.  As  is often the case with overuse of words, the meaning of this word has been twisted until we have lost sight of its true meaning.  As I’ve written in the last few posts, freedom is about being your true self.  As much as…

I Am Against Contraception Because I Have Faith in Humanity

So far this blog has been about my own spiritual journey and random adventures around the world.  Recently though I have been feeling more compelled to speak out on moral and political issues.  About a month a ago I attended a social justice conference sponsored by my diocese.  The first session I sat in was…

A Misunderstanding in the Family: The Prodigal Daughters Get Called Home

As you may have heard, there was recently an investigation into some women’s religious orders in the United States.  Although much as been written on this topic, I’m going to add my two cents, because there seems to be many misconceptions about what is actually going on.  A recent Washington Post article, “A Catholic ‘war on women’,” is…

The Church Everyone Loves to Hate

The Catholic Church is so cool!  Since its very beginnings (aka Christ), it has remained faithful to its teachings and foundations, despite internal corruption and turmoil.  The Church has endured persecution throughout time and today is no different.  What has been a subtle persecution is becoming a full fledged attack on the institution which everyone…