Category catholic

Attachment Parenting is Not the Gospel

At some point after my “tirade” against Attachment Parenting (which you know was not really a “tirade” but more of a, “yo! why you be frontin’?”), a bunch of people were linking to Dr. Popcak’s blog post which (in a passive aggressive way, IMO) insisted that Attachment Parenting is the method with God’s stamp of […]

Converting to Catholicism Series: “That they may be one”

This is the second post in the Converting to Catholicism Series I am doing here at Frogging It. You can view the first post in the series here: Where Jesus Is! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or e-mail me.¬† In my journey toward Catholicism, one of the things that always […]

Book Review: The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher

I just finished reading Simcha Fisher’s book, The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning. I laughed so hard. I somberly nodded my head in agreement. Michael and I read several chapters together and discussed them. The thing is, there’s not much truth in advertising when it comes to NFP. Well, maybe that’s not true. It’s […]

Converting to Catholicism Series: Where Jesus Is

My Husband and I joined the Catholic Church in 2007. We both came from protestant backgrounds, both appreciated the upbringing we had, and both felt that becoming Catholic was the natural destination of our faith. The more we studied the scripture and followed our beliefs to their logical end, the more arrows we found pointing […]

How to Pray the Rosary (Even with Little Kids)

Sometimes on my blog, I explain Catholic practices apologetically, because I grew up outside the Catholic Church and believed many incorrect things about Catholic practices. Since there may be friends and family who still believe those things about Catholics and the Catholic faith, I write with at least some reference to the objections. Growing up, […]

O Felix Culpa!

  Happy Easter, ya’ll! I’m learning that I need to pre-write blog posts when I’m going to be really busy, because as much as I think I will get to blogging, it’s behind school & my “job” and a few other things on my priorities. It’s back there with time to read, time to be […]

Touching Our Lady of Czestochowa

It’s been almost two weeks since we went to the church service to see the replica of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The event was held at the Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is gorgeous. I was so pleased to hear Fr. West praise it as one of the most beautiful […]

Guest Post: The Humiliation of Mary

I am so excited to introduce you to my husband, Michael! He’s a bearded classics nerd (Latin & Greek), and enjoys research to a particularly weird degree. But that’s one of many reasons¬†I love him! He is always expanding my vocabulary, grasp of geography, and helping me change the poopy diapers (Poopers gotta poop!). I […]

Happy Feast of the Annunciation!

St. Bernard of Clairvaux spoke of Mary’s Fiat (her “be it done to me according to your word,” her “yes”) as a moment that the whole world was waiting on her reply. This, because he says that God needed Mary’s freely given Yes in order to bring Jesus into the world, Word made flesh. Pope […]

Relativism, Priests, Religious & the Christian Family

I just finished reading Without Roots: Europe, Relativism, Christianity, Islam by Marcello Pera and Pope Benedict XVI. The book includes a speech given by Marcello Pera, then a speech by Pope Benedict, followed by a letter from Pera to Benedict and a letter from Benedict to Pera. Coming from somewhat different viewpoints (Pera considers himself […]