A few days ago, in response to the recent pro-life bills passed in Alabama and Missouri, President Trump reiterated his pro-life stance, saying that he is against abortion with three exceptions: rape, incest, and the life of the mother being endangered. In fact, most politicians who call themselves pro-life would allow for those exceptions. While it's … Continue reading Rape, Incest, the Life of the Mother, and the Abortion Argument: Part 1
Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother. John 19:26-27 This past Saturday, my mom and I went to get supplies to make a wreath for our statue of Mary that we have in our front yard. She now has a wreath of white flowers that we will keep on Her for the month of May. This is the … Continue reading May: A Month for Our Blessed Mother
Recently, I had a conversation with someone who disagrees with the Church's teaching on justification and the use of any kinds of work and grace on our part to merit salvation. Afterwards, I did a little bit more research and realized that I was causing confusion because of the Protestant vs. Catholic understanding of justification. … Continue reading Justification & Grace
A news bulletin from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (UK) Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian women who spent more than a decade on death row after being unjustly convicted of blasphemy, has left Pakistan and flown to Canada, according to reports. At Aid to the Church in Need we were privileged to welcome some […] … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Asia Bibi, united with her family in Canada — Catholicism Pure & Simple
Hey everyone! I got back from retreat yesterday afternoon. It was amazing! We had talks, Mass Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for adoration twice on Saturday, and time for silence and reflection. The theme was "Holy Eucharist and Carmel." Our retreat master, Father Francis, who is a priest with the Order of Discalced Carmelites, centered the … Continue reading Retreat Reflections: Holy Eucharist, Carmel, and Everyday Life
Hey y'all! Just a quick reminder that I'm leaving this afternoon to go on retreat. I will be keeping all of your intentions and all of you, whether you reached out to me or not, in my prayers. Please keep me in your prayers as well. If you email me or comment on a post … Continue reading Retreat Day!