Searching for Justice…a Catholic moment

The Catholic Church and our bishops in particular have been making headlines around the nation. Of course if the Nation is interested in Catholic business it can only mean that there is a controversy in the air. If you have somehow not heard the news I will give it to you in brief. The USContinue reading “Searching for Justice…a Catholic moment”

Catholic Moments: Prayer, Reflection, Freedom

Well, how did it go? This is the question I have been thinking about since yesterday. Abandoning my usual Lenten practices and taking a deep dive into kindness and prayer has actually been very fruitful. I can’t see myself returning to the old way of honoring this penitential time. Lent started amidst the snow onContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Prayer, Reflection, Freedom”

Catholic Moments Lent 2021 Unexpected Revelations

I received some positive feedback on my decision to not take part in traditional Lenten fasting. I was pleasantly surprised when my uncle, the priest,wished me well. It was nice to know I was not totally off-base. The following day my daughter Emily sent me this: I was much encouraged to see that I amContinue reading “Catholic Moments Lent 2021 Unexpected Revelations”

Catholic Moments Lent 2021, Focus: Kindness

We are having true winter in the Mid-Atlantic, with frigid temps and white stuff falling from the sky. I have welcomed the snow as it comes down and have even gotten to go sledding, more than once! I have been distracted by the snow tumbling from the sky and lingering on the ground. It hasContinue reading “Catholic Moments Lent 2021, Focus: Kindness”

Catholic Moments: Mask Up, It’s Pro-Life

Advent is upon us! In a true spirit of reflection and prayer I offer up a few thoughts on our experience of the season during the Pandemic. I have noticed disparate reactions between my fellow believers in how we are to implement safe practices during the pandemic. It is simple, really. Mask up! I believeContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Mask Up, It’s Pro-Life”

Catholic Moments: Waving the White Flag

I can take a fair amount of grief. Since becoming a mother I have experienced every sort of conflict imaginable. When a person’s anger is directed at me (for whatever reason), it is not pleasant, but I can bear it. It is another thing altogether when one of my children (or any person who isContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Waving the White Flag”

Catholic Moments

I would like to digress from my reflections on homeschooling and finding my path forward by doing some public soul searching about my Catholic faith. I have mentioned before that I am a cradle Catholic. I grew up in the Midwest and the foundation of my faith was formed in my hometown parish in northernContinue reading “Catholic Moments”