Category Archives: Catechesis

Catholic Mass Explained

Here’s a nice high level explanation of what’s going on during the Mass, why we do what we do and what the actions mean and the parts of the Mass… Father Jamie Utronkie, CC explains the different aspects of the … Continue reading

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He Is Risen!

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Praying Through Holy Week

Find out how the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist from Duluth pray during Holy Week, and maybe discover something you can use in your prayer life as we walk with Jesus from his entry into Jerusalem, to Calvary and the … Continue reading

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Welcome To Holy Week…

“Clean hands and a pure heart: If we walk with Jesus, we ascend and find the purification that truly brings us to that height to which man is destined–friendship with God Himself.” – Pope Benedict XVI The day by day … Continue reading

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My Three Reasons To Be Catholic

  When someone asks me why I am Catholic, I tell them, “I am Catholic for three reasons… 1 – Eucharist 2 – Eucharist 3 – Eucharist And for extra measure… “Everything else revolves around that…” If a Catholic understands … Continue reading

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Solemn Promises…

Promises, solemn or otherwise, are meant to be kept. A Solemn promise is the same as a vow. A vow is what you took at your wedding. You promised to remain faithful to your spouse until death do you part. … Continue reading

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Prayer From Cardinal Newman

“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be … Continue reading

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Offer It Up…

Books upon books have been written about the problem of suffering. Fr. Mike isn’t about to reinvent the wheel in this video, but the wisdom he shares in it ​echoes​ that of the saints. What did the saints and martyrs … Continue reading

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Lead Me Home – My Song For Lent

I wrote and recorded this about 13 years ago. I was inspired by two friends of mine. Each of them had spent decades addicted to drugs, alcohol and and all that goes with that addiction. One lived on the streets … Continue reading

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COMING HOME! My Conversion Story Into Catholicism (From an Ex-Protestant)

She hates Catholicism. It’s completely wrong. It’s not Christian. Its pagan. And she’s being accepted into the Church this Easter… The FULL story with all the details of why I’m converting to become Catholic! This was a process of years … Continue reading

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WHY I’M BECOMING CATHOLIC (From an Ex-Protestant)

Been expecting this! She is an amazing young woman who found herself inching toward the Catholic Church for some time – just because she was searching for truth, not expecting to find what she found. And truth is what led … Continue reading

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Mine…

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that … Continue reading

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day – And, By The Way, It’s Also Ash Wednesday

Lent is a time for atonement:    AT – ONE – MENT:  Time to work toward becoming ONE IN JESUS… A lot of us are conflicted by the fact that Ash Wednesday – a day of fasting and abstaining  – … Continue reading

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Motivation to Go to Catholic Mass

One of the bare minimums of being Catholic… You may have heard priests or devout Catholics say something like, “If only people knew what was happening at Mass, they’d be more willing to go.” That may be true, but in … Continue reading

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