All tagged catholic

Inspiration: Repentance & Church Reform

Father Mike Schmitz does a good job summing up a lot of what I've been thinking as of late. I was pretty relieved to see this video posted by Ascension Press yesterday and have watched at least half a dozen times already. There's a lot to unpack with what is going on with the church right now and I'm really happy there are people making content that helps do that.

I don't know what to say...

It's times like this that really test my faith, my feelings regarding the path I'm on, and this church that I love dearly. I've been in a fog for most of the afternoon and into this evening after reading as much as I can about the news that broke today. 300+ Priests were identified as credible abusers of over 1,000 victims during a 70+ year timespan (source). My heart breaks for the victims, and I know there's nothing I could ever say that will ever make them feel any better. I'll pray for the victims, the church, and the good priests out there.

A Guide for those not Discerning (Part 1)

I'm a 36 year old discerning a call to the vocation of priesthood. I get a lot of questions every day and I thought I'd compile a list of the questions I get a lot and try and give you some answers or insight into what this all means. This list isn't comprehensive and really just encompasses the most popular questions I get. I am sure there will be another post made as I travel down this road of discernment. Enjoy!

Wash Away.

I had a fairly trying week. Between work being busy (not a bad thing), starting to plan out my team reviews for this year and their goals for next year, some spirituality struggles and doing online courses my head is just kind of in go-go-go mode. One can only stay in this mode for so long before they begin to feel stretched thin.

On Faith.

It had been 18 years since I stepped into a church for something that wasn't a funeral service or a wedding. 18 years. To this day I am still unsure why I stopped going to mass. The "I was busy" excuse doesn't really fly with me so I don't think I'll use that one. Truth be told I really don't know the reason.