All Dogs Go to Heaven and That Other Thing Pope Francis Never Said

I've done it, you've done it--go ahead, admit it--forwarded a meme or an email that was so perfect, such a reflection of and corroboration of our personal views, only to find our later it was a pack of lies.  It's human nature to crave affirmation, and when such a beloved and respected person as Pope Francis is doing the affirming, that's REALLY affirming.But let's remember the famous words of Abraham Lincoln, y'all:...more
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Francis, It's NOT Funny!

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Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year: One Rusty Catholic's Thoughts

[Editor's Note: TIME Magazine named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year for his message of compassion and healing in the church. Here's a letter that sums up one blogger's complicated relationship to the Catholic church and how Pope Francis might just be a step in the right direction. --Grace]...more
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What Americans Can Learn from How Catholics Think

In November of 2011, Catholic church-goers had to pay a little more attention at Mass. The Liturgy of the Catholic Missal had been modified for the first time in forty years. A new Latin-based translation refined selected phrases, notably the switch from, “And also with You,” to, “And with Your Spirit.” Parishioners stumbled. Placards were referenced. Changes were accepted....more

Fortnight for Freedom?

I saw the sign outside of the church as we pulled in last Sunday and immediately knew that I wasn’t going to like whatever it was about.  “Fortnight for Freedom”.  At first I thought it was some sort of right wing, tea party movement.  But why would my church allow a political sign in front of it?  No, it couldn’t be that....more

Catholicism and My Catholic Self: Who's Rejecting Whom?

 Catholicism and My Catholic Self:  Who’s Rejecting Whom?IMMORAL.This is one term I never imagined would describe me but apparently it does.  Well at least that’s how my religion defines me. ...more
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10 Things For Which I Refuse to Carry a Cross

I’m a recovering Catholic.  This is Holy Week.  Here are the 10 things I refuse to feel guilty about, even as Jesus prepares for His torturous walk toward Golgotha.  1. Eating Meat on Fridays During Lent – Catholics are called to fast every Friday during the season of Lent which has taken on the form of abstaining from meat...more
Hey, Kimberly, back again and LOVE the sloth! What a contented, happy little fellow. Looks good ...more

Catholicism and women's rights

Feminism often is depicted as a threat to religion and vice versa, because feminism challenges the morals of society, including the morals of any religion. It often is forgotten that these religions were written in a different era. And that most religions would actually offer solutions to women in that era....more

I was raised a Roman Catholic,

but every year that goes by, every day perhaps, I grow further and further away from those roots. Today I read that the Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has declared to nearly 180 diplomats from various countries that pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman, and then ...more

Theodora: Actress, Empress ... Saint

It’s an unusual rags to riches story that takes a two-year spiritual break in the fiery heroine’s trajectory from theatrical call-girl to Empress of Rome, but Theodora of Constantinople was the least usual of heroines. ...more
My daughter is very into theater work and I often think about how that will help her as an adult ...more