What Did The Church, A Priest And A Saint Say?

Is wearing the Rosary to show Catholic solidarity and also to show support for religious freedom a misuse of the Rosary?  I’ve done a little research and the answer is… it is O.K. — seriously! What does the Church say? The Rosary is a sacramental whose purpose it is to “prepare men to receive the […]

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Reconciling Reconciliation and The Use of My iPhone

I am preparing to confess my sins at my second Reconciliation. This will actually be my first Reconciliation since I became Catholic. My Atheist friends seem to find “confessing” quite amusing while my Evangelical pals raise an eyebrow and shake their hands at me as if to ward off any “black magic”.  I admit, when […]

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Me, You And That Other Guy In The Pew.

I’ve been Catholic since the Easter Vigil this year and I already feel embattled. I don’t like to feel embattled, I like to feel peaceful, prayerful and calm. I know this is part of being Catholic, that Jesus was embattled, but I already lack the required amount of sleep needed to function sanely because of […]

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Busted

On our way back from vacationing in Las Vegas, we stopped off at beautiful Mission San Miguel, a Spanish mission in San Luis Obispo County, CA. As we frolicked (respectfully) among the cemetery, I noticed the above monument. It said, “Suffer the little children and forbid them not to come to me, for the kingdom […]

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