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”