This week, I was fitted for my bridesmaid dress. It was the very first time I’ve walked into a bridal shop. It was so shiny, luxurious, and it smelt so… clean! Seriously, you could smell the happily ever afters. I think I freaked out “my bride” as the Lady of the Shoppe kept calling her. (Such immaculately coiffed denizens of the Bridal Industry deserve a grandiose title!)
In other news, I’m only going to wear silk, lace and diamonds from now on, okay?
My most popular post this week (and the longest by far!) was Can You Be Catholic and Feminist?
It was a response to the lovely Meghan Garcia over at Ignitum Today, who wrote Fruits, Roots, and Feminism. It’s so great to have such discussion and really get into these issues. Because they matter. Immensely.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, do you call yourself a feminist? Do you think there’s any tension between being Catholic and being a feminist?
I made another meme this week… because apparently, I have a cheesy sense of humour.
Miss March has a fantastic post called 23 Things Catholic Girls Love.
To which I say, YES. THIS. THIS SO MUCH.
Though, shameless sinner that I am, number 12 is my favourite:
12.) When a handsome fellow sits next to you in Mass.
This week, I’ve been called idealistic about five times.
I always respond with:
And they’re always like:
I’m a 24-year-old Catholic woman doing post-grad theology at university. If I can’t be idealistic, who the devil can be?
We need more idealism in this world people, not less. Every great change always started with someone doing something foolish, and all the “wiser” ones tutting their tongues and wagging their chins.
So yeah, haters, you did say it wrong. There’s nothing wrong with being idealistic, and if there is, the brutal reality of a fallen world will set us to rights without any cold water from you.
- When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Finding Authentic Restoration in the Age of Seduction by Beth Moore ($0.00)
- Uniformity with God’s Will & The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ by St Alphonsus Liguori ($0.95)
- Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic by Chad R. Togerson ($3.77)
- Pope Awesome and Other Stories: How I Found God, Had Kids, and Lived to Tell the Tale by Cari Donaldson ($4.73)
I’ve recently been reminded of the need to pray for young people in abusive or destructive relationships. When we’re young, we’re so vulnerable and dare I say, idealistic. We can so easily mistake the counterfeit for the real in that flood of emotion and lust.
Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. (1 Corinthians 13:5)
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