Emily has a beautiful way of telling the story of all the players in the Stations of Cross in a new and refreshing way. Have you ever considered that Simon of Cyrene was a tired traveler who came to Jerusalem from Africa for Passover and then was pressed into helping carry the cross?
It's been awhile since my last post because I have been traveling this Christmas season to see family. We live almost all the way across the country from each other and visiting has been absolutely wonderful. What a perfect time to travel far to be with family, too. But, as 2018 is finally coming to … Continue reading Some Bright Spots in My 2018
Human Work as Cooperation with God "Now our work does not belong to us wholly. For even n the most personal work we use powers and strength that are given to us by God, the Creator of nature. This work does not belong to us, for its character is not only personal but social as … Continue reading This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work
Alright, trying something new! I find that there are a lot of things I'd love to share with my readers but I just don't have time to write in-depth about all of them. I thought this could be a good way to share with you what I'm liking this week while not getting in over … Continue reading Friday Faves: Vol. 1
7. "Always remember to love your neighbor; always prefer the one who tries your patience, who tests your virtue, because with her you can always merit: suffering is Love; the Law is Love." — St. Mariam Baouardy Read the rest of my latest at EpicPew
2. Catholics are led by the antichrist "When calling the pope the antichrist, the most likely interpretation of most Protestants is that a pope claims to be and to act insteadof Christ. However, popes never do make such a claim; they always refer to Christ himself. When has any pope required worship of himself, as God, … Continue reading Can You Myth-Bust These 7 Anti-Catholic Lies?
"Only through the pain of dryness - where we decrease and He increases - can we begin to love God in the way He wishes us to love." Mother Angelica knew that love is not as connected to feelings and emotions as our human nature leads us to believe. We need the dryness to elevate … Continue reading Lessons from Mother Angelica on Suffering and Burnout
Hey hey, so this is my birthday week and it's been crazy fun! But that also means I've gotten behind on some work and have been stretching to make it up. ANYWAY. Chapter 5 of "Miles Apart" is finally live! Go check it out and leave me some love. Make sure to hit that star button … Continue reading Mea Culpa
For four years of my life, I studied how to be a good youth minister and create programs and the like that would draw young people to God and into the Faith. I had been volunteering and interning in parish and diocesan youth ministry programs since I was 17 and loved it. But after one … Continue reading 3 Problems Surrounding American Catholic Youth Ministry
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