Tag: Being Catholic Really

Ten Years of Being Catholic Really

Ten Years of Being Catholic Really
On November 3, 2010, I wrote my first post for ChicagoNow under the name of Being Catholic … Really.  On November 4, I created the Facebook page with the same title.  Ten years later, here I am still celebrating, writing, creating and posting about the Catholic faith. The realization that ten years went by is... Read more »

Thirty Years Ago Today

I wrote this four years ago.  Today my husband and I are celebrating 34 years of marriage: From today’s first reading: Brothers and sisters: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as... 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 »

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

When I was a kid, we called the Epiphany, “little Christmas.”  I wasn’t Catholic back then.  Most of my friends were and I just copied them.  I had no idea what it meant. This year, I thought more about it simply because of my own journey.  The Magi had a deep desire to find the... Read more »

What Do Women Really Want?

Sr. Helena Burns explains what women really want.