Weakness isn’t a Problem

I’m convinced that “swapping” is a way to grow in holiness. It always has been, but it just has never really been referred to by such terminology. I think usually, it’s more common to hear about “opening oneself to receive”-- and I by no means disagree with that. As Catholics, everything about our faith points... Continue Reading →

Why is Mary the “Queen”?

The answer to this is pretty simple: because Jesus is the King. This is confusing for those of us who came into the world while monogamous marriages are the norm. Most recent monarchs had one wife (or at least one at a time [*cough*cough* Henry VIII *cough*cough*), and in our experience, the title of Queen always... Continue Reading →

What the Eclipse Reveals about Mary

The earth cannot survive without the sun, not only does it provide light and the possibility of nourishment, the entire world revolves around it. Without the sun, life could not be sustained. Did you know, this is also true of the moon? According to Scientific American, life may owe it's very origins to the moon.... Continue Reading →

The Mud Puddle- choosing holiness

An analogy by Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN. According to this hilarious and holy nun, there are 3 types of Catholics: the sinner, the good person, and the saint. They have many things in common, but one thing is for certain... every single one of them falls into "the mud puddle" of sin. What sets... Continue Reading →

Imitating Peter- get out of the boat!

I love St. Peter. I admire and deeply relate to his extreme responses to Christ's teachings. I know he gets a lot of negative attention in the Gospels, but it's speculated that this is mostly due to his own influence of the Evangelists (Matthew and John were his friends and Mark was his disciple). Most... Continue Reading →

Humdingers from the Saints: St Lawrence

On his twitter feed a couple years back, Cardinal Dolan remarked, “To be a Catholic should be something liberating. Something fun. We aren’t Puritans, are we? Joy is what attracts people to the Church.”  Amen, Cardinal Dolan. Amen! I think sometimes we take ourselves, the saints, and our personal quests for holiness far too seriously. Holiness... Continue Reading →

Three Insightful Books that Read Easy

A Common Catholic Dilemma: finding a spiritual read that helps you grow but doesn't take months, or even years to finish. Even with my formal training, there are times when Augustine and Aquinas are simply too taxing when it comes to reading in my spare time. In the midst of my own search for an... Continue Reading →

Being Afraid is not a Sin

I have a confession to make: I am a big, fat, scaredy-cat. I was not always this way, but one rotten mistake from my past has left a mark that makes new situations and new people very nerve-wracking for me. Even though I have put this blunder behind me, I still struggle with angst almost... Continue Reading →

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