Posts tagged "Catholic"

Failing Miserably at Lent

I’m failing miserably at Lent! Everything I had planned to give up mysteriously creeped back into my daily routine. What happened?  I don’t know.  Bad habits die hard and they die even harder when fighting the forces of evil.  My tights and cape have lost their super powers and all those bracelets I own that begin... Read more »

Novena Prayer to St. Joseph

The following is the Novena Prayer to St. Joseph which starts today (March 10) and ends on March 18.  St. Joseph’s feast day is March 19. St. Joseph is the patron saint against doubt, against hesitation, for the Americas, bursars, cabinetmakers, Canada, carpenters, Catholic Church , confectioners, craftsmen, Croatian people , dying people, emigrants, engineers,... Read more »

Do You Want to Become the New Pope? Here's How!

Are you thinking about becoming the Pope? Well, you might not have enough time to get your act together this time, but maybe you’ll have a shot at it after this one. Here’s what you need to do: Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your... Read more »

A Reflection on Sunday Mass

I was asked to write a reflection on the Mass for this week’s bulletin of St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church: As a convert to the Catholic faith, I have found that my love for the Mass has grown over the years.  When I first converted, I would have moments where I would be profoundly moved by... Read more »

I Struggle With The Rosary

When I first converted I used to struggle with the rosary. I didn’t know any of the prayers (except for the “Our Father”), so just learning them were intimidating to me. I was the mother of two small boys and I would try and pray the rosary while they napped. I’d barely finish the first... Read more »

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 »

Ask Fr. Barron: To be deep in history

I wonder how we will be viewed by history …

Is God Talking to Me?

Most people would agree that they have a tough time with discerning whether God is speaking to us. “Is this from God?” “Has he sent me a sign?” “How can I be sure?” This video is a great guideline for discerning God’s voice in your life.

Sex, Love, and God: A Commentary from Fr. Barron

I’ll let Father talk.

Are You Leaving the Catholic Church?

Have you left the Catholic Church? Are you thinking about leaving the Catholic Church? Who or what do you blame? The priest scandal? A particular priest that ticked you off? The “clique” in the parish? The gossip from the “clique?” Were you in the choir and the choir director made you mad? Did the other... Read more »