Save Us from Sour-Faced Catholics & Silent Priests

Joel and I often say that the “attitude” of this blog embodies what a practicing Catholic ought to be — intentionally, joyfully, and faithfully Catholic all the time. Our blog posts attempt to be the antidote to the perception that piety is boring or that the Church is filled with “sour-faced saints,” as St. Teresa of Avila warns us of becoming.

The recent Health & Human Services’ mandate that orders almost every employer and insurer in the United States to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs, has resulted in so much debate across the country. I have seen quite enough sour-faced Catholics arguing for AND against this issue.

So lately I . . . → Read More: Save Us from Sour-Faced Catholics & Silent Priests

First Friday Shout-Out! (& Seven Quick Takes Vol. 12)

Seven things I feel are worthy of a first Friday shout-out!

1. The Podcasting Priest

Finally! Joel and I have been bugging Fr. Kautzky, our parish’s associate priest, for nearly a year to begin podcasting his homilies, and that moment has arrived! His first podcasted homily has been uploaded and is ready for the world to hear. He delivered an outstanding message on Corpus Christi Sunday about why the Eucharist is the reason he is Catholic.

We will be sharing the audio files of his homilies here, but if you use iTunes, go to Father Kautzky’s iTunes channel and subscribe to automatically receive his podcasts in . . . → Read More: First Friday Shout-Out! (& Seven Quick Takes Vol. 12)