Catholic, Music

Stewards of Our Church

I've come to the humbling realization that I need to be less possessive about "my" choir loft. As most people, I prefer having my workspace a certain way, but when your workspace is the back end of a church, that's not really an option. So I'm starting to let curious kids come up, verbally invite… Continue reading Stewards of Our Church

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Catholic, Culture

I’m Staying Catholic Because of Burning Man

NPR has a survey going, "Have you left the Catholic Church?" A quick glance at the questions indicates they expect one answer. I responded to the survey, and threw in a "and nothing could ever make me leave!" for good measure. I highly doubt they'll contact me for follow up questions. I've realized my stubbornness… Continue reading I’m Staying Catholic Because of Burning Man

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

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