I am the last person on the planet to consider being be a nun. I’m not very nun-like and can’t envision myself living in a nunnery with other sisters. It’s just too much for me. I need my space. So I was shocked when I went to confession one Saturday morning and the priest asked … More I was Told to be a Nun
This topic came up on my Facebook page when I posted a comment about men on the internet demanding that women veil in church without realizing how problematic their statements and actions are for women. I went on to stay that before men demand female veiling they should ask women why they choose or don’t … More A “Real Answer” for Veiling?
The topic of veiling is a loaded topic that involves politics, religious, social, cultural and gender norms as well as female repression and oppression. Lately I’ve noticed, mostly on the internet, men insisting that women should veil or be required to veil during church and them calling on women to be more educated about this … More Demanding Female Veiling
I tried a new church. It failed. Big time. I had been to this particular church before in the neighboring town of Newnan for a Saturday night vigil Mass just before Thanksgiving. I enjoyed the Saturday evening vigil except for the music. They had a contemporary praise band minus the drum set. I told myself … More I Tried a New Church. It Failed.
In the days following the Women’s March many women expressed their positive, negative or mixed feelings about The March. I expected this and looked forward to the commentaries and thought on The March being expressed by women. I helped educate men on women’s issues and the problems with certain strains of feminism. I expected some … More Over Reaction
I was asked this question by the niece of a newly wedded friend after a Sunday Mass up in Kennesaw, Georgia. I was impressed that the girl new I was wearing a chapel as a few women in hear family wear one to Mass. I was equally impressed that she new the traditional veil colors … More Why Is Your Veil Brown?
On January 21st I marched on Washington, D.C. with friends, a significant other and with 500,000 men, women and children in The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. This was an event I had been looking forward to ever since Trump was named President Elect. I wanted to speak out and show my displeasure with the … More I Marched on D.C.
During a recent viewing of my “The Confession App” I noticed that under Commandment IV (four) that the Catholic Church teaches that Catholics are required to participate in the political process. After asking if the penitent has failed to participate in the political process, the app then asks if the penitent has failed to support … More How to Vote in 2016
A few weeks back I showed my grandma some of liturgy (prayer) books that I use for Divine Liturgy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church. Pacifically the prayer books for the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, a Divine Liturgy used in both the Eastern Rite Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. What is unique about … More Are People Really that Bad?
In an earlier post I wrote about attending Legacy Church that is down the street from my parent’s house in Georgia. While I found the people there to be welcoming, helpful, open to my questions, not minding my Catholic faith, the general awkwardness of attending a new church for the first, experiencing a so called “first … More That Uncomfortable Sermon