About

As a Catholic living in the 21st Century, it is my mission to be like a light in the darkness.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
~Matthew 5:14 — 16

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Sometimes that means going where no one goes. Talking about what no one else wants to talk about. Plunging my hands into the filth that is the darkness and ambiguity of this fallen world. (Genesis 3:7) A world that seems to get more dark and ambiguous as time goes on…

I’m always willing to talk about anything I’ve written in any of my posts. I believe in the power and necessity of communication, and my goal with this blog isn’t to say to people “You must believe what I believe!” but to explain to people, as best as I can, why I believe what I believe. My hope is that even if you don’t agree with what I say, you understand why I say it.

If anything I say offends you or upsets you, I’m sorry. It was not my intent to do that.

Thank you for being here.

I hope you enjoy your stay.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Interesting that we should start following each others’ blogs. given my atheism, but I’ll admit to always having had a spot spot for Catholics.

    Unlike the evangelical faith of my extended family, the Catholics have powerful female figures (Mary being the most obvious–the idea of her divinity being fighting words for many protestants). They also value scholarship.

    Or maybe it’s the ritual and its ancient origins. Something about it speaks to the collective unconscious.

    1. Thank you for following my blog.

      And thank you for your respect for Catholicism.

      Powerful female figures like Mary are one reason for my appreciation of the faith, too.

      I’m doing my best to live out my faith in these chaotic times.

      Regarding ritual, ancient origins, and scholarship: If you’re into science fiction, I recommend “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

      It’s about monks who, 500 years after a nuclear war devastated the planet, work to re-create and preserve what has been lost.

      1. That sounds interesting–I’ll have to check it out!

        The lack of women was always frustrating when I was growing up Protestant. We have no nuns, no May Magdalene, no real place for the Virgin Mary apart from being a passive vessel and a nice lady. I used to be jealous of my Catholic friends taking communion and having all those cool ceremonies when I was a little girl.

        Thanks for the recs! 🙂

      2. You’re welcome! And I hope you like it. 🙂

        Catholicism can be a very complex, fascinating faith. I’ve been a member of the Church all my life and am continuing to discover new aspects of it; new prayers, ceremonies, teachings, etc.

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