I've never been a huge fan of podcasts, but a couple of months ago, my coworker suggested that I try out this podcast called "Catholic Stuff You Should Know". I poked around the website a bit, but I found that I had no idea where to start. At the time I first discovered it, the … Continue reading Catholic Stuff You Should Know – Where to Start
Let's do a quick biography of a man who is possibly one of my favorite martyrs. Saint Lawrence of Rome was a deacon under Pope Sixtus II in a time of widespread persecution of Christians by the Roman Emperor, Valerian. In an attempt to discourage lay people and to put an end to the Church, Valerian … Continue reading St. Lawrence
Lord God, you lift us up in all ways; to you we place our trust and devotion. Though we are fallen, you never cease to welcome us back into your love. Though we grow weary, you give us strength to carry on. Though we tire of seeking forgiveness for our transgressions, you never tire of … Continue reading Prayer 1
When I was in college, I took an Art History class as part of my "gen.-ed.", or core curriculum. We covered this painting in that class and I did what I had done with every other old painting we talked about; I memorized its title - "The Calling of Saint Matthew", I memorized who painted … Continue reading The Calling of St. Matthew
Now let's be clear; we are not tackling the topic of "What it Means to Be Catholic". In this post, we're going to perform an analysis of the word "Catholic". Let's start with a brief etymology of the word, then we'll move into a question posed by a Jesuit priest which will be answered with … Continue reading What does “Catholic” Mean?
Welcome. That's a welcome to both you and me. I haven't ever blogged before so you'll have to bear with me as I figure out what I'm doing here. This site is meant to be a collection of thoughts, prayers, memories, stories, jokes (most likely puns), and whatever else happens to make it onto the … Continue reading First blog post