Why I Accept the Authority of the Catholic Church

One of the big concerns I had as a non-Catholic was that Catholics don't believe in Sola Scriptura, or Bible Alone theology. Catholics accept the Authority of the Catholic Church on interpretation of the Bible, and to discern other Truths important to the faith though Tradition and the Magisterium. I now view the Authority of … Continue reading Why I Accept the Authority of the Catholic Church

Catholic 101: Talking With Our Hands. The Sign Of The Cross In And Around The Catholic Mass

Many aspects of Cathoicism, especially the Sacraments, are meant as a way for us to experience God both spiritually and physically. The idea is that God knows we are a body/soul composite, and therefore has given us the Sacraments for the benefits of both of these parts of our being. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, for example, … Continue reading Catholic 101: Talking With Our Hands. The Sign Of The Cross In And Around The Catholic Mass

Catholic 101: Make up your minds already! The sitting, standing, and kneeling of Mass

Kneel. Up. Down. Up. Down. Kneel. Up. Down. Up. Whew! Non-Catholics attending a Catholic Mass think a lot of things about the different postures Catholics take. Things like "Oh, up we go again." And "Why are we kneeling?" And "Is it wrong if I kneel with my butt still on the seat, especially if I'm … Continue reading Catholic 101: Make up your minds already! The sitting, standing, and kneeling of Mass

Catholic 101: Leading Worship and Catholic Mass

I, Lorelei, have been a part of leading worship at church since I was about 12 years old. I'm 30 now, so 18 years. There are few things I can say I've done that long! Walking, riding a bike, eating copious amounts of chocolate in various forms, maybe. But not much else. Now, being Catholic, … Continue reading Catholic 101: Leading Worship and Catholic Mass

Catholic 101: 5 Cool Facts about Catholic Mass

For some, Mass is a beautifully rich time of spiritual reflection and growth. For others, Mass is confusing! Sit, stand, sit, stand, kneel stand. Lots of sayings and responses that are difficult to follow along with if you aren't Catholic. So, in light of a desire to shed some light on Mass, here are 5 … Continue reading Catholic 101: 5 Cool Facts about Catholic Mass