Category: Faith

gone with the wind, humble

Scarlett O’Hara or Saint?
A Time For Humble Service

During this tumultuous time of Church and State upheaval we find ourselves at a loss. How to respond, when Satan in nipping at the toes of clergy and statesman alike? A good and humble solution is to reaffirm our need for childlike trust in God. It is when we ‘let go and let God‘, that we finally concede that these...

Judas, betrayal

Homosexual Predators As Judas
Should We Leave the Church?

“Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of...

bloom where you are

Bloom Where You Are

  There are a couple of flower boxes on our back porch railing. If you have any cats, you know what that means; anything growing there must be pretty persistent or risk being crushed under the furry bellies of our lounging feline friends. This has lead to discouragement on our part. We simply don’t bother to plant there anymore. That’s...

praying the rosary

5 Ways of Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary is a revered and desirable devotion for Catholic Christians – from the laity all the way to the pope. However, those for whom it is not yet a developed habit, the task is often daunting. As with any worthy behavior, the practice of praying the Rosary daily is something we can easily develop over time. I have...

eucharistic adoration, holy hour

7 Stages of Eucharistic Adoration

Whether we call it Eucharistic Adoration or Holy Hour, the time we spend with the Eucharistic Lord in Adoration offers many graces. Often, however, it is difficult to discern a clear plan of action. We might wonder if we are to wait for inspiration, use some formal format of prayer, or simply sit and wait with Him. Since our parish...

smells and bells, bread of life, jesus

The Smells and Bells of Mass
8 Ways Senses Matter When We Worship

Worldly Smells and Bells We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God and His crafting of us is undeniably intricate. Our five senses give us a plethora of experiences with which to enjoy all of His creation. Our immediate surroundings provide much in the way of sensory pleasure – to the point that we often take them for granted. Similarly,...

grace in marriage, wedding, matrimony

Grace In Marriage:
Reflections From a 17-Year-Old Bride

Witnessing the constant attacks against the institution of marriage leaves us gasping for a moral resolution. Surely punishment similar to Sodom and Gomorrah is waiting in the wings for our fallen world. It isn’t even necessary to list the many abhorrent sins against Holy Matrimony of our modern times. Unless you’re hiding under a rock your are at least marginally...