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
I was asked this question not even two hours after I was asked if Catholics are agnostic. I was asked this question by the van driver at my grandma’s senior living home (the driver is a really nice guy who keeps my mom and I updated on grandma stories). He asked if I was going back … More Do Catholics Believe in the New Testament?
“Are Catholics Agnostic?” #Facepalm. Yes, I was really and truly asked this question one afternoon at the pool. My mom and I were shocked. Like that silent shocked stare where both people are thinking the same thing, “WHAT!” So, I told the poor soul that Catholics are not agnostic and that, yes, Catholics believe in … More Are Catholics Agnostic?
Over a week ago a family member from Michigan traveled with her church to pray in Flint, Michigan where a social injustice tragedy has been playing out for year concerning contaminated drinking water. During the conversation I mentioned that I hoped the church did more than just pray and ask God to intervene in the … More Prayer is Enough? Not So Much.
You can participate in all the pomp and ceremony unit you drop dead. You can wear the scared patriotic colors of red, white, and blue till you wear nothing else. You can sing patriotic songs till you go hoarse. You can sing Star Spangled Banner, The Battle Hymn of the Republic till to you weep. … More The Patriot
I bought the book at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception a week ago Sunday on my way back from Divine Liturgy (my church is across the street from the Basilica). I had seen the book a number of times in the Basilica bookstore but had resisted the urge to buy it even though it … More A Song for Nagasaki
Personally I dread confession. The first time I went to confession a few weeks ago as a new Catholic, I was nervous as hell after making several failed attempts due to cold feet and bailing. I was literally shaking from nerves hours before I was to go to confession. I even went to one of … More Confession: Possibly the Most Dreaded Sacrement