I am so close to leaving the Catholic Church right now. It has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with anything in the news. It’s just me. I can’t hack it anymore. Nothing seems to get better. I didn’t go to Mass today. It may have started out as trying to fix my sleep … Continue reading Ready to Walk Away
Something we need to remember. A victim of rape or any sexual assault or sexual abuse is innocent. They are the victim. They are NOT complicit in the crime committed against them. https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/rape-sin Continue reading Rape Is A Sin | Commonweal Magazine
Some Lenten reading. Bishop Barron put up a link to this on his Facebook page. I think it’s worth a read. I’ve read a bit of it so far and it is a good read. While Archbishop Gomez is not my Archbishop (I’m in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon with Archbishop Sample), I can’t recall … Continue reading FOR GREATER THINGS YOU WERE BORN: A PASTORAL LETTER TO THE FAMILY OF GOD IN LOS ANGELES ON GOD’S BEAUTIFUL PLAN OF LOVE FOR OUR LIVES AND OUR WORLD – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez
I suggest reading and meditating on this section from Christopher West’s book Theology of the Body for Beginners. A direct contrast to the ‘God is out to get you and damn you to hell crowd’ that prefers a harsh, unforgiving tyrant than a merciful Father who who forgives when asked. Continue reading In Response To Those “Catholics”
Mark Shea has a good post for those “hurt by the Church”. Good for those who haven’t been hurt as well. As someone who has been struggling with fellow Catholics (particularly in regards to comments on my blog from Catholic bloggers who want to rip me to shreds, condemn me to Hell, demand that I … Continue reading Hurt by the Church?
Well, not full blown anxiety but definitely thinking “what have I gotten myself into signing up for Eucharistic Adoration”. I’ve even considered calling and asking to take me off. It’s just nerves so I won’t but yeah. So I’m mildly freaking out though I don’t need to. I have to remind myself that it is … Continue reading And Now The Anxiety Hits
I signed up for Eucharistic Adoration at the Ministry Fair this morning after Mass. Yep, I’m Catholic. What can I say? Continue reading Now I’ve Gone and Done It