Every once in a while I will come across something that just strikes me in a certain way. Whether it is a passage from Scripture or a line from one of the thousand other things I seem to always be reading.
This clergy abuse scandal rearing its ugly head again is really messing me up. I have finally become somewhat comfortable with being Catholic again, one of the reasons I left the church was the Boston scandal, and now we have another one.
Happy Independence Day!
Today is the 242nd anniversary of this great country of ours. It’s sad to think of how many of our fellow Americans have forgotten some of the principles this country was founded on. I am going to share some of them today.
I’m having a Catholicism Crisis. What is a Catholicism Crisis? I define it as being torn between what the Catholic Church teaches and what I believe. At one time my whole life was a Catholicism Crisis, after all, I came from that post-Vatican II era when catechizing was almost non-existent and attitudes about many Catholic teachings began to change. Continue reading “Catholicism Crisis: The Immigration Debate”
You can say what you want about the Bible and the teachings of the Catholic Church, you can choose to believe them or not, you can think that they are all myths, the same with God. But for those skeptics out there (no, I am not going to try to convince you) let me share a couple of things I have found recently. Continue reading “Yes Virginia, There are still Phophets”
My apologies to John Lennon for using a line from one of his songs but I couldn’t help it. I have been looking into the Book of Revelation over the last week or so and this line kept going through my head. I have always wondered about this book as it seems pretty scary until you take the time to look at it more closely.
I come from a time when there were only two ways of doing things: the right way and the wrong way. Every choice had only two options: right or wrong. Every act was either good or evil.Where did this law come from? It came from a strong moral foundation, handed down to us from our parents, handed to them from their parents, eventually leading back to God, who was (and still is) the ultimate authority. Somewhere during the time I was a teenager this changed and is no longer the case. Continue reading “The Two Ways”