Random Fun Facts: Becoming a Saint

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On Being Catholic: The Mystery of Faith

My 10-year-old son had a play date after school the other day and when the friend’s mom came to pick him up, she asked if we were in a rush to get my guy to CCD.“A lot of kids seem to go on Tuesdays,” she said.“Um, we’re taking a break from being Catholic right now,” I told her, and she laughed at my joke, but I still feel really guilty about the whole thing.It must be the Catholic in me....more
As a former nun, and now a Lutheran, I so resonate with this, Amy. It was when I lost sight of ...more

An Open Letter to the Catholic Church

Dear Catholic Church,I’ve been a Catholic since I was born. I made my first communion, confirmed, and then married in the same church. I said goodbye to my favorite grandfather and my mom at that church. That church was home. Maybe it’s because of my parents’ close connection to St. Pius, but no one will ever be as good a priest as Father Arturo....more
It is almost 6:00 AM in Hamburg, Germany. I, too am debating if I will attend Mass today as it ...more

God Speed Pope Francis I

God Speed Pope Benedict IDeliver me, LORD, from the wicked; preserve me from the violent,from those who plan evil in their hearts, who stir up conflicts every day,Who sharpen their tongue like a serpent, venom of asps upon their lips.  ~Psalm 140 2:4...more

New Pope, New Church?

It’s not a secret that I struggle with being a member of the Catholic Church. I have a few problems with how they handle themselves and what they preach publicly, but the final tipping point came about a year ago and centered around marriage equality. You can read more about it here or here. I won’t bore you with the whole tale here....more

God Bless Pope Francis

God Bless Pope Francis And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  ~Matthew 16:18-19...more

What? Pope Benedict XVI Is Stepping Down

Have you seen the news today? The Pope quit. A short little sentence, but one of huge historical importance.A Pope hasn't resigned since 1415. 1415...almost seven hundred years ago!!! The amount of time since the last occurrence is just mind-boggling....more
Hey there, Jerrilynn! I am not Catholic, either, but like you, I always find the pomp and ...more

American Nuns vs. the Vatican (my money is on the sisters)

My head and heart have been reeling about the news that has been circulating about the Vatican's recent crack down on American nuns. I was hoping that if I went to bed and woke up the next morning that I'd realize the whole thing was just an unfortunate nightmare.  Alas, that is simply not the case.  Such a nightmare would have been a blessing compared to reality....more

Are Fertility Treatments A Sin?

According to Pope Benedict XVI, conception is limited to the conjugal act between a husband and wife and artificial procreation is a social sin. What does your conscience dictate? Are fertility treatments a sin? ...more
@avflox My conscience dictates that the Vatican can kiss my f'ing ass! And I'm male. Fuck 'em!!!more