Rite of Degradation

The Rite of Degradation

As the days pass, more and more bishops and diocese are coming out with public statements on the clerical abuse crisis. All of them I have read have been weak and insufficient. Except for Cardinal Burke, whose interview with Catholic Action was harsh and honest. Towards the end of the interview, he mentions a "Rite… Continue reading The Rite of Degradation

Catholic, Church, Mary

Providence in the Chaos of Scandal

I stopped believing in coincidences long ago. Our God is not a god of chaos, but a God of order. My heart and my stomach are hurting from reading excerpts of the grand jury report out of Pennsylvania. Horror and betrayal are probably the words that most accurately describe my emotions. It seems like each… Continue reading Providence in the Chaos of Scandal

Catholic, Church, Culture

Justice, Mercy, and Reverence for the Clergy

Two years ago, a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses came to my door. I opened the door and started the conversation with, "I'm a Roman Catholic and will always be one", hopefully expecting them to give up, but you could just see their eyes brighten as they countered with, "How could you be a Catholic after… Continue reading Justice, Mercy, and Reverence for the Clergy

Because when the apocalypse comes, pharmacies will be closed, but you'll still have your charts.
Catholic, Culture, Marriage

Learn NFP for the Zombie Apocalypse

Somewhere right around the turn of the Millenium, my generation began our obsession with the idea of a zombie apocalypse. Nerds began buying battle-ready machetes, ya know, just in case. Some bigger nerds began stockpiling non-perishables, because it's not a bad idea to have an emergency supply, right? Some even bigger nerds built zombie-proof bunkers… Continue reading Learn NFP for the Zombie Apocalypse

Culture, Marriage

Operant Conditioning and Love Languages

It's been awful quiet on the site lately, but now that the 4th of July is behind us (happy belated birthday, America!), I'm back at it. In my mini blogging hiatus, I joined in my husband's fascination with the Canadian Psychologist Jordan Peterson. One of my favorite clips I stumbled across was "The BEST relationship… Continue reading Operant Conditioning and Love Languages

Catholic, Marriage

Marriage When it’s Time to Bring in a Pro

Every week in our "Holy Ever After" facebook group, we share a marriage challenge. It keeps us all making a concerted effort to better our marriages every week. This Monday, we took it to the next level and challenged ourselves and our group members to this: The more I look back at our decision to… Continue reading Marriage When it’s Time to Bring in a Pro

Catholic, Marriage

Subject to Your Husband, as to the Lord

Ephesians 5:21-25 still frustrates me. I don't like the idea of being "subject" to anyone. Maybe it's the red-blooded American in me, maybe I'm actually a closet feminist (not likely), but most likely, it's just my fallen humanity saying, "I am the master of my own life." Despite not really caring for those verses, I know… Continue reading Subject to Your Husband, as to the Lord