Tag : Catholicism

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Important to understand: 1. Many claims of abuse are exaggerated. 2. Many claims are against deceased priests who cannot defend themselves. 3. The Church has already taken MANY steps, and continue to do so, to correct wrongs, and to prevent abuse from taking place, including child protection programs that involve laity. The responsibility for preventing …
Today my feed was inundated with Pope Francis supposedly relaxing the rules on abortion. Except that’s not quite accurate. He didn’t relax the rules on ABORTION per se — it’s STILL considered a sin in the Catholic Church — always has been, always will be. We already know that most folks in mainstream media these …
Let’s Talk Submission Part 2: Some Practical Suggestions Let’s Talk Submission Part 3: Last Thoughts Last week, a friend asked me if I had a blog post on submission. She asked,”Does that mean we (women) don’t get to have opinions?” I promised her a more detailed answer, but assured her immediately that the answer to …
Part 1 is here. And so our journey began anew. As I mentioned in the previous post, I found an awesome online support group: Catholic Charlotte Mason (aka CCM — they still exist, if you would like to join).  I also had the local support group plus several other online ones, but CCM became my …
I am both hopeful and despairing when I think of where America is today and where she’s going in terms of the faith. On the one hand I am very much encouraged by what I see as a burgeoning men’s movement, which can only lead to good things. Authentic Catholic men means authentic Catholic fathers, …
A friend who likes to plan early asks: Can I homeschool for free? Quick answer: Yes. Since so many homeschooling resources are now available online, you could get away with little more than pen, paper, a computer, a printer, and an Internet connection. BUT, unless you’re thinking of becoming a 100% unschooler (I’ve met only …
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From Laudato Si’: 50. Instead of resolving the problems of the poor and thinking of how the world can be different, some can only propose a reduction in the birth rate. At times, developing countries face forms of international pressure which make economic assistance contingent on certain policies of “reproductive health”. Yet “while it is …
[In response to Elizabeth’s question.] Why am I still Catholic? First and foremost reason before any other is the Eucharist, where my Savior is fully present: body, blood, soul, and divinity. No other Church can offer me what my Savior, the One who died for ME (and FOR YOU!!) gives me at every Mass. Jesus …
My mom has been a Marian devotee since she was a little girl. She would stand in front of the Mary statue at Church and mutter made-up prayers because she didn’t know any “official” ones. She was so enamored with Mama Mary’s face and just knew that someone who looks so beautiful must love her …
The conversation on legalizing divorce in the Philippines continues unabated in my circles, and last night’s discussion led me to an AHA! moment. It is common knowledge that the Philippines is “a Catholic country”. However, lately it’s become clearer that many Filipino Catholics have not internalized their faith. It is but natural, therefore, that the Catholic …
In just the past week, Philippine news outlets, plus several international ones, published almost 50 articles on divorce, and how oppressive it is to keep Filipinos from having access to this ‘unmet need’. There are too many intertwined issues which cannot all be covered here, but here are some important points to consider. The Philippines …
Reposting from my old blog. Onion soup is a lovely thing to make right after the onion harvest at end of season, when the weather’s just starting to cool down. Onion soup is also a lovely thing to start love stories with. Like ours, which certainly didn’t begin with onion soup, but has seen its …
I started this post days ago. A discussion at the 4Real forums called my attention to this article, and I quickly typed up some notes — things I wanted to cover in response. That very night, with this post still in my drafts folder, I got a long email from our daughter, detailing how she …
I’m in a cherry mood. And I’ve been wanting to make cherry sorbet for a while now, except the recipes I’ve been running into seem to produce a light rose-colored sorbet, and I wanted to replicate the deep-red cherry sorbet that I tasted in Italy years ago. I didn’t quite achieve it with this experiment, …
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