Tag: baptism

Preparing for Baptism as an Adult: My Decision to Become Catholic

I was an adult when I made the decision to become Catholic and prepared to be baptized.  In fact I remember the exact date:  December 13, 1979. Those who attended, thought it was because I was getting married, but in reality, my then boyfriend and I had not decided to tie the knot at that... Read more »

Christ's Baptism and Ours

Heaven opens above us in the sacrament of baptism.  The more we live in contact with Jesus in the reality of our baptism, the more heaven will open above us. – Pope Benedict XVI John the Baptist probably understood baptism better than anyone.  By baptizing Christ, himself, he opened the heavens for the Holy Spirit... Read more »

The Narrow Gate

Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master... Read more »

The Sacraments

A few days ago I asked my friends if they were interested in contributing to my blog.  My friend Donna was the first to respond: In my opinion, being Catholic really means being set apart from other Christians by the reverence we hold for the seven sacraments.  Catholicism is the only Christian faith that so... Read more »