Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect (Romans 12:2)
Life as a Catholic can sometimes be unbearable. Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, sacraments, devotions, novenas, precepts, commandments, creeds, and mysteries. Not to mention saints, hymns, vestments, rites, matins, lauds, and vespers… It can be a lot to keep track of. Granted, following Jesus on the way of the cross was never promised to be a walk in the park, but He could’ve made it a little simpler! Do you have to do and believe all of these things to be Catholic?
The Catholic lifestyle can seem very obscure to the rest of the world and many Catholics quite often run into a terrifying question: Why? Why don’t you eat meat on Fridays? Why faith and works? Why do you worship Mary? Why do you do calisthenics at mass? Why do priests dress like wizards? It is terrifying because we all of the sudden forget everything that we have learned and answer with, “because I’m Catholic.”
Many Catholics today do not know the “why” behind much of what we do and many more do not want to spend the time to figure it out. It is my hope that this site can help make the answers to these questions a little more bearable and bring theology to life in a simpler way. May we renew our minds so to better see the will of God. Whether you are Catholic or not, I invite you to dive into the mystery of Jesus Christ and His Church in order to not conform to this world, but rather, to become unbearably Catholic.
I was born, raised, and educated in the Gem of the Midwest, Indiana, but transplanted to Knoxville, TN where I live with my wife and work in the “real world.” I am a student of theology, gardening, and martial arts. I love the outdoors, a large bowl of chocolate ice cream, bears, and Jesus Christ. At the end of the day, I am a Son of God striving to live the joy of the gospel in every moment.