Holy Week Part 1
I found this card in the chapel of my school today, and I thought it was the perfect way to start off reflections for Holy Week. This is a week unlike any other in our year of faith. At least, it’s supposed to be. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get sidetracked by the fact that lots of people are on spring break (or like us, wildly anticipating spring break). It’s easy to get...
WHERE DID WE GO?!
Hey friends! I know it seems like it’s been FOREVER since Brandon or I have been on here, and I want to apologize for that. Frankly, the AP course load and junior year were a little more challenging than I was anticipating. But here we are! And it’s Tuesday of Holy Week! Stay tuned for a reflection, really soon. I promise :) In Him, Avery
Anonymous asked: when does the catholic liturgical year start?
Anonymous asked: Help me :( I go to a public school. My political economy class is making us write about gay marriage and abortion (two social issues that MR & Obama argue about). I had to write in support of Obama, and his social issues but, I don't! I completely oppose abortion, and I felt so bad writing FOR it... The thing is, my final is basically the same thing (arguing about gay marriage &...
Anonymous asked: Hello there! May I request the opening of a submission page? I have a question which is quite detailed, and it doesn't fit in this small ask box. Thank you for your time!
Hello world! It’s been a LONG time since Brandon and I have been on here, hasn’t it? Sorry about that.. I just wanted to let y’all know that I’ve been updating our website, and you should TOTALLY check it out. Here’s a link! I do see your questions in our ask box, and I promise that I’ll try to get to them! God Bless you all! -Avery
Morality Mondays: 50 Shades of Our Hot Mess...
LINK TO THE YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KR5O4sZwA8 Thanks for watching Morality Mondays, our newest project from Live WTL Ministries! This time, we’re talking about the book 50 Shades of Grey, and why it is messing up our culture’s view of morality. If you have a question about Catholic morality, please ask below! P.S. This video looked a LOT better in the...
Let's be doers of the Word!
Today’s second reading is just plain AWESOME. It comes from the book of James (which I know you can’t play Biblical favorites, but if you could, that would be mine…) Take a look at it, then let’s reflect. Dearest brothers and sisters: All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow...
Do it without question...
Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a chance to update the blog! In less than two weeks, the Catholic New Media Celebration will be happening in Dallas, TX, and I’m really excited! So this morning my meditation was on Philippians chapter 2, where Paul talks about our service to the world, and the attitude that we’re supposed to take towards that. Here’s the passage: “Therefore, my...
stayclassystayfaithful asked: Whats the difference between Catholics and Christians?
Anonymous asked: How does the church feel about transgendered people? By that I also am asking about pangendered, agendered, bigendered, etc.
Anonymous asked: If someone is baptized ,made first communion,confirmed and in early 20's and converts to judiasm. bcause her husband is jewish, she now wants to come back to the catholic faith, what must she do
this-life-im-living asked: Do you guys still go on? Says you've updated a month ago.. Hope so, I really need help [:
Imperfection is room for Grace.
I have heard so many times that, “Society ruins our self-image, but everyone is beautiful and we need to look beyond the image society gives us of perfection.” Recently at my church we had an entire night revolving around the insecurities we feel and how in the eyes of the Lord, we are perfect. I have to admit, this sounds great. But the past week, I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and...
"Our hearts, oh Lord, are restless until they rest...
How can we live in harmony? First we must know that we are all madly in love...– St. Thomas Aquinas (via trustingingrace)
Amen. Amen, Father Martin. Can we learn to love... →
Anonymous asked: Is obesity a sin?
consume us with Your grace
looksomewhereelse asked: I'M MAKING MY FIRST RECONCILIATION ON FRIDAY MORNING, and then I'm getting confirmed on Saturday night!! Would you mind telling me what's going to go on? Thanks!
"It's trendy to call them "life issues" and...
Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you....
This is one of my favorite quotes of all time. I think it is especially relevant as we begin Holy Week. This tends to be a week of tremendous spiritual attack. But let us remember that Christ truly conquered sin and death and consumed by His Grace, Satan has NO power. So this week, in intense and fervent prayer, let us draw close to Christ and become consumed in His grace.
Passionate Sunday, Passionate Love →
I think that it’s very hard for us to understand that Jesus is looking at each one of us tonight, each one you sitting here now and His message for you is, “You’re worth it to me.” Do you believe that here tonight? That God is looking down at each one of you and is saying: “Don’t give up on me, because I am not giving up on you, not now, not ever, I love you. You’re why I came. Why do you think I...
Anonymous asked: I was at a protestant church with a friend of mine last week and the pastor kept saying things like "the spirit is so present here" and things like that. But since truth exists in its fulness in the roman catholic Church, then how would the spirit be so present there. That's confusing. So was he just making it up, like wasn't that leading people astray??
jeeyoungg asked: What does it mean to say that "Jesus died for our sins"? It's still sometimes so hard to get my head around. If it's too much to answer, providing links to any websites or pages that can help answer this that would be great! Thanks :)
Let's trust in the God of the life we're...
I’ve seen a lot the last few weeks regarding the HHS mandate and the implications that the mandate forces, especially towards Catholics. Today, within the madness of march basketball (seriously Missouri?) and it being the eve of St. Patrick’s day, however, the move to implement the HHS mandate was pushed further into law and further under the media radar. Kathleen Sebelius is the Health and...
psychedelicavenger asked: there is one thing i want to ask about the golden rule. i've found that all good religions based on love and compassion have this rule in their teachings, in similar words. but if all good religions boil down to this one principle, love everything, what's the point to the religions built around it? is there any real need for the stories and the rituals and the magic when you could simply...
Anonymous asked: could you tell me what verse it says that the sabbath stopped being the 7th day or saturday and changed to be the 1st day or sunday. thanks, and God bless!
Anonymous asked: thanks for the article on the father thing, i'll spend some time reading it and testing it with scriptures. Blessings!
looksomewhereelse asked: Alright, confession time. Cold showers are NOT fun and I really miss my makeup. Any tips for keeping your Lenten promises/not backing down on your Lenten sacrifices? I'm sure I'm not the only one in the world having trouble. Much appreciated, thank you! :)
Anonymous asked: Okay so this is difficult but about 2 years ago I was at a party and was under the influence and a girl that I was "friends" with lied and told me that I had slept with someone and that I had blacked out and forgotten. After that I was fairly depressed and thought I might be pregnant. I thought about abortion and began to stop eating and hitting myself in my stomach. I don't know...
psychedelicavenger asked: wouldn't it be a refreshing exercise to give up religion for lent? just to see things from the other side for a change?
Anonymous asked: How come you call priest's "father" when Jesus said "call no man father because you have one Father who is in Heaven"? (Matthew 23:9) thanks for taking the time for questions btw
littlemisshermionegranger asked: I just wanted to say this blog is GREAT!! <3 Keep up the fabulous work, and God bless!
Avery's blog :)
Here’s the link to my new blog: http://trustingingrace.tumblr.com/ http://trustingingrace.tumblr.com/ http://trustingingrace.tumblr.com/ I’ll still be posting on Ask Catholics, of course :) This is just some more of my thoughts, prayers, etc. Stay blessed! Peace, Avery