Archives for October 2009

Why I Listen to the Catholic Church

I have not always listened to the Church, despite my seeming  enthusiasm for obedience to demanding moral principles. There was a time, in the not so distant past, when I considered myself Catholic, and I enjoyed being Catholic. I attended Mass frequently, read the Bible a little, and tried to be a good person in [Read More…]

For my husband…

I LOVE this song. The video is a bit creepy, especially if you don’t like clowns. But it’s a super-sweet love song. For my super-sweet love. [youtube=] [Read more…]

The Intimidation of Suffering

I am currently taking an ENDOW class at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The class is on Salvifici Doloris, or “On the Meaning of Christian Suffering”. ** Pause here to plug ENDOW in a big way. Every parish, or at least diocese, should have it —*** Last Tuesday was our first class, and the [Read More…]

And the winner is…

Elizabeth from that married couple!! The quote posted earlier: “In my opinion, it is an insult to the fair sex to put up her case in support of birth–control by artificial methods. As it is, man has sufficiently degraded her for his lust, and artificial methods, no matter how well-meaning the advocates may be, will [Read More…]

Guess That Quote!

I’m going to post a quote regarding contraception from a very well-known source. However, I’m not going to tell you who it is…yet. Feel free to make your guess until Saturday at Midnight — the winner gets…my genuine esteem! “In my opinion, it is an insult to the fair sex to put up her case [Read More…]

Our Lady of the Rosary

The whole month of October is dedicated to the Rosary; and today is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. October 7 was declared the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in the 17th century. The rosary is one of the oldest forms of prayer in the Church. There are four sets [Read More…]

What Ought to be the Purpose?

As some of you may know, I have been trying to discern what God is calling my next steps to be in life. Atticus and I are trying to conceive, and with many prayers and God’s grace, we will soon. Recently I have felt drawn to the idea of social work. It’s something I considered [Read More…]

This Next One Goes Out To…

all my sisters who have either thrown away the Pill, or always knew they were better off without it! Here’s to the real pioneers of “natural lifestyle”. [youtube=] [Read more…]

The Saturday Evening Blog Post!

It’s the first Saturday of October — which means, in addition to Notre Dame football, it’s the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by the lovely Elizabeth Esther. This is how it works; you pick your favorite post for the previous month. The post which you think defines the essence of your blog and introduces new [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

** 1 ** Last night Atticus and I went to see Yo-Yo Ma at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to hear Dvorak’s Cello concerto. That’s him. He is a wonderful performer. I was never really into classical music until I met Eric. He is a cellist, and much more versed in classical music than I am. [Read More…]