As the "About Us" blurb in our sidebar suggests, I am en route to joining the Church (I officially start RCIA day after tomorrow, as a matter of fact).
I grew up in a very protestant household (I was baptised in the Assembly of God community, if that tells you anything) and attended a Presbyterian academy for junior high and high school. I can count on one hand the number of Catholics with whom I had regular contact during my childhood and adolescence. For a long time I felt drawn to the Church, but I didn't have any practical way to move towards Her.
And then I met Paul.
The first mass I ever attended was with him on Palm Sunday, 2004, at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows. For the next year and change, I went to mass only when we were together for a weekend. Finally, at the beginning of this school year, I worked up the courage to tell my family that I wasn't going to continue to attend the Baptist church to which I went last year. The news that I would be spending my Sunday mornings at St. Jude and would be joining the Church this spring was received far better than I'd feared it might be.
I probably didn't need to go into all of that in this post. I didn't really mean to. Whoops.
At any rate, I started digging around St. Blog's last year, introduced Paul to it, and we both got hooked. Hence, our contribution to the Catholic blogosphere.
My opinions on such things run pretty parallel to Paul's, so I'll refer you to the description of his ecclesiastical conservatism below to describe my own.
I do hope you take something of value from our ramblings here. Welcome, and thanks for stopping by!
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