Behold the Lamb of God: My Favorite Part of Mass

“Look, Mom,” my 6yo Son, Hero, whisper-exclaims as he snuggles into my arm, “It’s your favorite part of Mass!”

The priest elevates the chalice and the host, proclaiming, “Behold the Lamb of God! Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.”

That part of Mass gets me every time. Continue reading “Behold the Lamb of God: My Favorite Part of Mass”

Meditation: It’s a Hard Time to be Catholic

Staying Faithful to the Church through Scandal


I hate it.

I hate that the people who were supposed to be leading the faithful to Jesus have hurt them. Abused them.

I hate that so many of our priests and bishops have put such a stumbling block in the path of our trust in the Church.

It’s a hard time to be Catholic. Continue reading “Meditation: It’s a Hard Time to be Catholic”

The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?

#MyMassTakeaway: Physical and Spiritual Hungers: Jesus wants to meet them all. Today is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 12, 2018 Continue reading “The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?”

#MyMassTakeaway: Women and Children DO Count

Today’s the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 29, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Women and Children DO Count”

It Still Hurts – A Story of Temporary Secondary Infertility

About this time last year I found out I was pregnant with our fourth child.

Since I was at the tail end of treatment for depression, my doctor let me instantly wean off my meds. Morning sickness plus the awful disorienting feeling I experienced from quitting antidepressants was a rough combination.

But it was welcome suffering compared to the pain of waiting for a child that would not come. Continue reading “It Still Hurts – A Story of Temporary Secondary Infertility”

#MyMassTakeaway: A Thorn in My Side

Today’s the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 8, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: A Thorn in My Side”