Can You Be Gay and Serve Within the Catholic Church?

A few weeks back, a petition was circulating social media sites regarding the firing of a theology teacher who had become engaged to her same-sex partner.  Naturally, countless people, both Catholics and non-Catholics, gladly signed the petition by which the … Continue reading

The Church: The Stone Tied to the Feet of the Sinner or the Rock Against Which the Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail?

When I’m sitting in my office ticking off the tasks in my planner, I like to break the silence with Christian Contemporary music (interspersed with the occasional country hit).  Recently, I was struck by a particular song, or more specifically, … Continue reading

VBS Improvements: How Minor Changes Made a Major Difference

Every summer, our parish hosts a Vacation Bible School program, a week-long camp that features Bible stories, craft projects, music lessons, games, and snack time.  In years past, this program brought in about fifteen children, with thirty counselors to assist … Continue reading

Finding the Beauty in Obligation: Why We Need Holy Days

Holy Days of Obligation.  It’s a phrase that many modern Catholics find repugnant.  I know plenty of devout Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday, but rarely observe those Holy Days of Obligation (with the exception of Christmas).  Many consider the … Continue reading

Relinquishing Control: What Maternity Leave Is Teaching Me About Undue Pride

With the holidays quickly approaching, so are quite a few deadlines.  I have more than my fair share of Christmas parties to plan and implement at work.  My days in the office has been comprised of painting dozens of cardboard … Continue reading