Monthly Archives: June 2012

Power of the Apostles

Power of the Apostles

I cried this weekend. I wasn’t bawling or anything, I just got really teary eyed, and couldn’t help myself.  I was just too affected. This weekend, we had a Mass for a congregation of sisters. It was their 100th year Jubilee, and so was a very big deal. It was amazing to see so manyContinue Reading

Reverend Know-It-All

Reverend Know-It-All

Oh Wow. I just read the best article on religious education that I have read in a long, long time. I’m not usually one to shamelessly plug someone else’s articles, but you seriously need to check this out now. Here is a short excerpt to wet your appetite. “In order to commit a mortal sin,Continue Reading

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

I am sorry. I spent my writing time today on Facebook, and am simply spent. So instead of writing something special for the blog, I decided to copy and paste my conversation. Wow, am I lazy. Without further ado, here you go. “I so deeply appreciate your openness and sensibility in your discussion. I canContinue Reading

Blessed Graduation

Blessed Graduation

So I wanted to give something to all those new graduates out there, to let them know how proud of them I am. But I don’t give presents to folks I don’t know, sorry. So when I ran into this on Aggie Catholics, I knew it was just the right thing. HT Aggie Catholics Congratulations,Continue Reading

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

So today I am going to do something entirely different. I want to tell you about my Dad. My mother was very young when I was born, and unfortunately, that marriage did not work very well for her. I have never really gone into it with her, to be honest it really isn’t any of myContinue Reading

Facebook Apologetics

Facebook Apologetics

Le Sigh. I am so easily amused, it’s really sad. So I was browsing through Facebook a few days ago, and I get a note from a friend, asking for a bit of help with a friend of hers. It seems he has some questions about a photo she posted of Mary. Oh man, I soContinue Reading

Top 10 Reasons to be Catholic.

Top 10 Reasons to be Catholic.

10. You’ll look great. Okay, maybe not, but everything else will look better. Catholics are by nature sensual people, we are cool with things being pretty and smelling nice. We like statues, paintings, incense and good music. Even better, our churches usually reflect this, making Catholic churches some of the absolute best places to sit back, relax,Continue Reading

Tools of the Carpenter

Tools of the Carpenter

This week at class, we were talking about religious pluralism, and one topic came up that I thought worthy of mention. Hell. Don’t forget about Hell. Don’t make it the focus of your life, but don’t forget that it is there in the corner of the room, staring back at you. Don’t forget that we areContinue Reading

The End of Semester Number 3

The End of Semester Number 3

So all my homework and finals are done, and tomorrow is the last day of formation classes for the semester. I have mixed feelings. Part of me is so glad that I’ll finally have a break. Two weekends a month plus homework has been a pretty large commitment, and I’m rather exhausted. Every week itContinue Reading

Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus

I just love astronomy. I’m sure it’s the childhood geek in me just screaming to get out and fly in a spaceship to planet where the plants can talk. But whenever I get the chance to see something truly spectacular, something that truly takes the imagination away, and makes me look at the real majestyContinue Reading