5 Amazingly Catholic Ways to Celebrate Halloween

By now, many of us have come to understand that Halloween is a Catholic holiday, the Vigil of All Saints’ Day and the first day of the ‘Allhallowtide’ Triduum. We can certainly have fun with pumpkins, costumes, trick-or-treating, candy and treats, and watching shows like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charilie Brown, since we know that … Continue reading 5 Amazingly Catholic Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Catholicism is Universal, Part II: Understanding Different Rites and Different Customs

As discussed in a previous post, Catholicism was the first religion that was meant to be universal (hence its name), and hence the practice of the faith was to take on different forms in the different cultures that it spread to.  Of course, the actual doctrines of the Church, the actual deposit of the faith, … Continue reading Catholicism is Universal, Part II: Understanding Different Rites and Different Customs

Understanding the Moral Absolute

In recent decades, Catholicism has acquired a reputation for being very strict, foreboding, overbearing, arbitrary, and not in keeping with the times.  I say ‘acquired,’ rather than ‘earned,’ because there is no reason that Catholicism should have such a reputation at all.  It is true that the Church continues to condemn many things prevalent in … Continue reading Understanding the Moral Absolute

Catholicism is Universal, Part I: The End of the Mosaic Law

One of the most important defining traits of the Catholic religion is its universality.  In fact, the very word ‘catholic’ means ‘universal,’ so the Catholic Church is in fact the Universal Church.  Even Protestants profess belief in the ‘one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.’  This is a significant consideration, in light of the fact that, … Continue reading Catholicism is Universal, Part I: The End of the Mosaic Law

Why This Isn’t Simply a ‘Mom Blog’: Striving for Holiness in Any State of Life

When I told a few family members and friends that I was planning to start a blog, a question that was asked was whether it was going to be about my life as a mom.  The answer was, and is, no.  This may seem surprising, considering how popular mothering is as a blog topic, and … Continue reading Why This Isn’t Simply a ‘Mom Blog’: Striving for Holiness in Any State of Life