Hello! Lorelei's latest article is up on Catholic Stand today! A Lesson From A Two Year Old On Holiness This Catholic Family just got back from a Mega Family wedding. It was so much fun, and we will be sharing more about our weekend with you in our next post! -JP and Lorelei
I've heard the following statements, or some variation, from friends and acquaintences over the years: "Mass is too long." "Catholics always look bored." "You guys just do the same things over and over." But... is Mass really too long? Are Catholics all super bored? Is doing the same thing over and over again really that … Continue reading Isn’t Being Catholic Repetitive and Boring?
A couple of months ago, JP and I decided to make an attempt at starting a small group for adults in their 20's-40's from church. The Protestant churches we came from were really good at connecting people via small groups. Everyone we knew at the church we were at just prior to becoming Catholic was … Continue reading What Happened At Our First Catholic Small Group
Oh my goodness. As a Protestant, Purgatory was the weirdest. Along with the Mary stuff. I didn't think about Purgatory much, but when I did, I had no idea what Catholics were thinking. I thought Purgatory was some sort of bizarre waiting place, like a really long DMV line. Or a bus route that just … Continue reading Why I Believe In Purgatory
Here's my latest Catholic Stand article: Thanks! Easter Chocolates, Slavery, and Our Responsibility as Christians
I sit here, smack dab in the middle of Holy Week, anticipating the approaching daylight, but still knowing we have the darkness of Good Friday and Holy Saturday to pass through on our way to it. And I am in awe. In awe of the fact that we exist. We are on a ball floating in … Continue reading Existence and Jesus: What Are The Odds?
When I first learned about the issue of human trafficking a few years ago, I was shocked. I learned millions and millions (figures now estimate over 40 million) people are living enslaved in our world today, despite the fact that slavery is illegal everywhere. Since then, I've gotten involved on several fronts in my own … Continue reading Why Human Traffickers Aren’t Following You Around Walmart
Has there ever been a time in your life when your actions have been misunderstood... or, worse yet, you have been misunderstood? When someone took a piece of something you had done, or a piece of who you are, and then turned that bit of truth, or added to it, or took away from it, or … Continue reading On Being Misunderstood
Just when ya think you're in pretty good shape... something comes along and reveals the sin in your own life very clearly. JP made a mistake this week. A very honest mistake. It ended up costing us $100. Which isn't the most money in the world. But, it was enough to provoke a reaction in … Continue reading Laying Down My Rights
Hello Friends! Here is a link to my first Catholic Stand article: Reflections of a Convert After The First Year Check it out, and, as always, thank you so much for taking the time to read This Catholic Family! - Lorelei