The Power of a Hokey WWJD Bracelet

I have a confession to make… back in the day I thought believing in God was silly. Actually, not only silly but seriously uncool.  I used to make fun of this man I worked with for wearing a, “What Would Jesus Do?”  bracelet. Given the guy most days wanted to use my head as a […]

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The Importance of Wallowing In Lousiness

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” ― Victor Hugo I’m brooding. Thank God Catholics get to brood. I can’t imagine going to a church right now that would ask me to sing happy rainbow songs with a giant screen and […]

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The Joy of Christ or Why I Was Such A Mess At Mass

On the Beach at Night Alone by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) On the beach at night alone, As the old mother sways her to and fro singing her husky song, As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes and of the future. A vast similitude interlocks all, […]

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Musings On Gregorian Chant

Recently I read a post which expressed a deep longing for a return to past Catholic rituals — one being Gregorian chant. I agreed and realized I had come full circle as long before I came to God, or the Catholic faith, I loved listening to Gregorian Chants. Like many other people in the 90’s […]

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Baptism — A Friendship Bracelet With God

Last night I had the privilege of listening to my eight year old daughter try to explain to her cousins what was going to happen to her sister and brother tomorrow at their baptism, “Well,” she said, “It is like making a friendship bracelet with God, you have all your beads on a string but […]

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Confession Take Two — High Anxiety You Win!

I’ve made a decision to document my steps towards really living the faith that I have just entered. I know that I can’t just go to Mass and be kosher with Catholicism (can one be kosher and Catholic?). Anyway—since I’ve only been Catholic since Easter there is a lot I still have to learn and […]

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