Confession and Pride

I was stalling. I drove to another parish (parish is a church community) for Confession after missing it at mine that day. I parked right outside the church with 30 minutes left until it ended. I couldn’t bring myself to walk through those doors though. I didn’t want to face Jesus in the Confessional; my [...]

Anxiety + Relationships

We all need to be reminded that we were made for and called to Love. Sunday Gospels have never stuck out to me more than this last one did from Mark 10:2-16. It pertained to marriage and divorce – a topic for another day. The verse that stood out to me the most was: “Therefore, [...]

What Makes Up the Mass?

The mass is made up of two main parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. When you enter a church before mass, you dip your finger into the font (a bowl by the door or the end of the aisle filled with holy water) and make the Sign of the [...]

What is the Mass?

I was listening to a talk by a Catholic convert a few months ago and he mentioned how he would see Catholics going into their church on Sunday without a bible. He would scoff and make fun of them because it just proved to him how little Catholics knew of Sacred Scripture. Needless to say, [...]

Catholic vs Christian

I reached out awhile ago and asked what misconceptions people heard about the Catholic faith, also known as Catholicism. One question kept popping up: Is Catholicism separate from Christianity? Short answer: No. Catholicism is the oldest form of Christianity. Just like Protestantism and Eastern Orthodox, Catholicism is a Christian religion. Catholicism dates back to the [...]

The Problem with Mary

It baffles me when I hear, "Mary was just an average earthly person."  Wait, what? Seriously, I scratch my head whenever I hear this. Many non-Catholics throw Mary aside saying her only role was delivering Jesus. Again, scratching my head. Mary of Nazareth, Holy Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Assumption, [...]

Starting a Blog

This page contains affiliate links and we’ll earn a commission if you shop through them. See my full disclosure policy here. So you want to start a blog? I get asked how to do this so much that I decided to write a guide to get you started. A blog is a great tool. It can [...]

I Dread Confession

I dread going to Confession. Not quite the statement  you were expecting, huh? Let me clarify: I dread it, but I don't hate it. I love  Confession when it’s all said and done, but I dread confessing my sins out loud. Silly, huh? Jesus knows our sins; He died for the bajillion sins you and I choose [...]

When God Sends You A Sign

Have you ever asked God for a sign? A few years ago, on a ferry trip across the Mobile Bay, I asked God for what seemed like an impossible sign. See, I love dolphins. They’re beautiful creatures and a rarity to see (at least for me during my previous beach trips). I asked God on [...]