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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]