Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Know It's Alive

One time during Communion I held the consecrated Host in my hand. I felt the Host pulse and saw a glow around it. That is when I knew for sure that Jesus is alive in Communion. I knew the Host was Jesus. It was the coolest thing I felt. And that is why I am Catholic. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The same God, really?

When people say that people of various religions worship the same God as Christians, how do we know this to be true?

Comments anyone?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Title, OLOG, K of C

I just changed my blog title and address because the Eucharist is THE reason I am Catholic and will always be so.

I asked my pastor about the OLOG-Revelations connection. There is no official connection because OLOG is the past and Revelation will be the future. Father G's explanation was a lot more detailed except that I forgot all he said. After he explained it all, I felt like saying, "Duh!" to myself.

On Saturday night I accompanied my father to a Knights of Columbus banquet. I have known most of his fellow knights and their wives since childhood. I think what good friends they have been to my father and to me too. Before my mother passed away, she was a dear friend to a number of the wives there. My father and my mother lived in a different state for ten years where they enjoyed their golden years in the sunshine. The council my father belonged to there were also excellent friends and really came through for us when my mother passed away.

The Knights were formed to help the widows and orphans, and the widows are always included. I know a man named - well, I forgot his name - but he died back in the 1970's, and his wife STILL comes to council events. She has not been forgotten, and she is always, always welcome. Once a man joins the Knights of Columbus, his family is part of the Knights forever too.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Katie over at the HuMAMAE Vitae blog provided plenty of sources of those who want to study more about the Catholic Church's teaching about Mary's Virginity.

I said in my last post that it's rude to ask a woman if she's a virgin or not. Of course in Traditional Practicing Catholic Land, one would assume that if you're single, you're a virgin, and if you've been married more than 24 hours or even12 hours, you are not.

Anyway, speaking of lovers, I read today Song of Songs verses 2:10-14. That is because on Wednesday, I'll be reading this passage as the first reading at my aunt's funeral Mass. It is about God calling my aunt to heaven. I'm not sure who picked out this reading, but my aunt requested before she died that I read a reading. My cousin-in-charge said to skip over the dove in the cleft or rocks part because "it's too confusing to people."

Here is what I'll be reading in bold.

My lover speaks; he says to me, "Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come!
"For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come, and the song of the dove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines, in bloom, give forth fragrance. Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come!
5 "O my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the secret recesses of the cliff, Let me see you, let me hear your voice, For your voice is sweet, and you are lovely."

I think it's a very lovely reading and if only we all could be so assured of God's love and affection for us that we'd stop doing bad things to ourselves.