Talons & child - Sex, Lies, Predators, & "Fixing" the Catholic Church

Sex, Lies, Predators, & “Fixing” the Catholic Church Part I – Anger

I am Catholic, and I am angry. I am beyond angry. I am shamed, horrified, humiliated, disappointed, pissed off (an expression I’ve rarely used since I was about 15), and a slew of other emotions I can’t put into words. My stomach churns as details of the latest Catholic Church sex scandal surface. I think …

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What is a Catholic Marriage?

The word Marriage brings up different images depending on who is doing the imagining. A naive young girl may dream of Prince Charming and living happily ever after while a jaded, under appreciated old woman many be so overcome by marital regret she can’t remember any fairy tale dreams she once held dear. Ask a …

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The Reality of a Single Mom’s Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day where Mom gets breakfast in bed, celebrates Mass with a picture-perfect family, is given flowers, cards, and macaroni necklaces, and then sent to the spa for a massage or mani-pedi before being treated to dinner. You know the deal. Mother’s Day is the stuff Hallmark thrives on! Mother’s Day is the one day all year …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – Reflections on Purgatory & Lasting Life Changes

I know many will scoff at the vision of Purgatory I experienced after Marian Consecration. They will dismiss my experience in Purgatory as a dream. They will say I am crazy or lying or whatever. I understand. I’d have doubted me too once. In fact, I still question why I was chosen to have this horrific, amazing, life changing vision. I might have …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – A Vision of Purgatory

I vomited. A green, gray, brown, yellow, fleshy, uncolored substance spewed forth from my mouth. The smell was vile. The smell of me was vile. Worse than anything I’ve ever smelled. Pungent. Intense. Gross. Indescribable. Words to describe my smell but also how I looked. I shook uncontrollably. Tremors overtook my body. They were no …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – Giving My All to Jesus Through Mary

The morning of Marian Consecration filled with an an odd combination of Peace, Joy, excitement and I can’t explain what. It was a combination of absolute ecstatic energy and utterly calm peacefulness. Consecration was more right than anything I had ever done. I was sure of it in a way that’s impossible to explain. On a …

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