Isn’t Being Catholic Repetitive and Boring?

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?

What Happened At Our First Catholic Small Group

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

Why I Believe In Purgatory

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

Why Human Traffickers Aren’t Following You Around Walmart

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