Book Review: Our Lady of Fatima

I’ve mentioned a few times that my faith journey has twisted on and off the Catholic path, and despite being a cradle Catholic, I am still learning new things.  One of the newer things to me is Marian apparitions. The first time I had ever heard of them was my last year in college when …

Blogging Vacation

I’m going to be taking a blogging vacation for the rest of July. I’ll be working with some high schoolers, and I really want to be present for them during that time. In the meantime, check out these blog posts from some amazing Christian bloggers. There are a variety of topics below: from joy, to …

How to Make a Mini Prayer Binder

I am really bad at remembering things unless I write them down. I have reminders on my phone and a planner that I am really reliant on.  This forgetfulness includes prayer requests. To counter this, I started a little prayer notebook to keep track of various intentions. Unfortunately, the binding couldn’t hold up in my …

We Don’t Need NFP Police

I would be willing to bet money that any blog post or article that talks about the challenges of NFP will have something in the comment section along the lines of “You’re using NFP wrong anyways. The Church teaches that it should only be used in very serious circumstances.” This needs to stop. Before I …

Book Review: Mary

Mary was written by a former Fundamentalist, Tim Staples. In this booklet, Staples provides “biblical evidence for Marian doctrine and devotion, answers common objections to Catholic teachings, and guidance on how to imitate Christ – which we should do in all things – by loving and honoring his mother.” This is an excellent defense of …

Book Review: Miracles

Miracles by Karlo Broussard “unpacks the nature of miracles, examines their appearances in Scripture and history, explains how the Church evaluates them and offers ways to answer doubters who say they’re mere superstition.” This is another book from the 20 Answers Challenge from Catholic Answers. I know I’ve said this for pretty much every book I’ve …