Catholic parents face many tough topics to address with their children, however, Sunday Mass should really not be one of them. As Brennan approaches three (!) he is not only more observant but also more vocal about what he sees in daily life. Of course, this does not stop once we enter Mass. Dr. Marshall… Continue reading On the Latin Mass part III
I recently listened to a podcast on New Order liturgical abuse by Dr. Taylor Marshall. You can listen too by clicking here (I promise you it is worth your 117 minutes). I cried while I listened because I realized that I was not nuts or weird or too-pious for being appalled at what the New… Continue reading On the Latin Mass part II
During Advent, I noted that my family would no longer be abiding to modern-day Catholicism. Perhaps better dubbed, New Order Catholicism. Popping up on my social media feed, more often than not, is a universal cry for sanctity to be restored in the Church, still bleeding from the wounds she suffered from last year’s scandals.… Continue reading On the Latin Mass part I
After seeing the startling number of full-blown Christmas decorations go up around the neighborhood and on social media, I can’t help but lament, poor Advent. Now of course, our Protestant friends do not celebrate Advent in the same way as Catholics, so I cannot expect those people to seek to learn or apply Catholic traditions… Continue reading On Advent
If you’re reading this, you have probably heard the news—we’re expecting! Our newest little love is due May 2019 and we could not be more excited. The past few weeks have been spent telling those closest to us to help share our joy. Now, as we announce to the masses, we know full well that… Continue reading On Being Open to Life
I, like many of you, were saddened by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report released this past week mere days after the resignation of Cardinal McCarrick. After picking my jaw up off the floor (and I only read some of the report) I felt my sadness turn to anger; that anger turn to shame. The shame… Continue reading On Scandal
It starts innocently enough– you see a family taking an evening stroll, walking into the pews at church, or whizzing around the grocery store. Then something in your brain immediately clicks– cute child/baby = must hug/grab/poke, touch. Dude, don’t touch my kid. I’m not sure what it is that makes you think it’s okay to… Continue reading Dude, don’t touch my kid.