When Catholicism is in Your Bones

When Catholicism is in Your Bones

Since we moved to Minnesota, my family and I have been meeting a lot of converts, many of them my husband’s colleague at the Catholic university where he is a professor. It seems that more of them than not are converts. The other day a distinguished colleague asked my...
A Confession about Confession (A Book Review)

A Confession about Confession (A Book Review)

I have a confession to make.  It’s something I’ve learned about myself over the last couple of years of having children who have reached the age of reason: I’m terrible at going to Confession.  Over that last two years, I have managed to prepare two...
One Baptism to Rule Them All…

One Baptism to Rule Them All…

In 2004, I attended the annual FOCUS conference as a Junior in college.  The conference was held in Denver and was filled with amazing experiences from bumping into Jim Caviezel in the hotel elevator (and having a 10 minute conversation about my vocation) to...
Only the Penitent Man Will Pass

Only the Penitent Man Will Pass

This past week, I found myself watching a rather politically-inflammatory video that was prefaced by an advertisement for a book about the end of the world.  What I gleaned from the 30-second clip was that in Isaiah 9:10, there is a prophecy that foretells the...