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
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.
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?
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
We all know an Evangelical church when we see one. The name usually gives it away. Well, that’s the case with Legacy Christian Church. I mean that’s a really Evangelical name, isn’t it? So, I decided to give this a church a visit this past Sunday. My interest in visiting Legacy was peaked because I … More The Restoration Church Down the Street
So the creative idea for this post came from a friend from my theology days in Ohio before I transferred to American University in DC. This friend and I go way back and have an extensive history of inside jokes and antics that had a reputation for taking place in the local ice-cream parlor or … More Where’s the Grace?
This story takes place about ten months ago on Christmas Eve, 2015. I was still in RCIA at the time and preparing for my confirmation and baptism into the Catholic Church. I was still learning about the different spiritual practices within Catholicism and thought that one in particular could help my grandma in her spiritual … More Is that (Rosary) a Necklace?
A few weeks back I decided I would attend my grandma’s church for a Sunday service after she asked me a few concerning questions about Catholics. I thought that her church might possibly be brainwashing and spoon feeding crazy ideas concerning Catholics to the congregation. I am not too far off. You never know what … More I Went to My Grandma’s Church