Catholic Inklings

Musings and Sharings from a Crazy Catholic Girl

Crazy and Catholic

Some of the best people I know are crazy, and some of the craziest people I know are Catholic.  If you're crazy, Catholic or a fan of superheroes, cartoons or sci-fi; you'll probably find something you like here.

God So Loved the World | Breaking Open the Word at Home

God is a community of love. We call this community the Trinity. God is a model for us of how we’re supposed to live in relationship, and our families, our “little churches,” are a reflection of that love. We ask God to “come along in our company” so that we can always live in God’s love.

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The Mothers Grimm | Geekdom House

I have heard it said many times that, until you become a mother, you can’t imagine the love that you are capable of for your child. Sure, you love your spouse a ton—obviously enough to decide to spend the rest of your lives together, but the love a mother has for her child is fierce. Fierce because of the intensity, fierce because it changes who you are and the way you experience the world, and fierce because you would do anything to protect that little thing even if you had to face the very gates of hell to do it.

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How Do I Earn Salvation? | Catholic365

Born again Christians revile the idea that our salvation can be earned—Jesus himself gained salvation for us on the cross once and for all. You cannot do anything to “get” salvation. Guess what? We believe that, too! You can’t earn salvation. Ever. Under any circumstances. Jesus won it, invites us to share in it, and all we have to do to have it is say “yes.”

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A Few Good Men | Breaking Open the Word at Home

“Mommy, where do deacons come from?” Today’s first reading tells us that very thing! We get an idea of what it means to live “diakonia”; Christian service, and how to let God build us into “a spiritual house”; shelters for the poor and needy. Jesus tells us that besides us being a home for others, he built a home for us in heaven.

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The Good Shepherd | Breaking Open the Word at Home

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter and Good Shepherd Sunday. We remember that Jesus takes care of us when we are helpless and gives us a friendly voice to follow when we’re scared. It’s a good week to think about who Jesus has given to us to be shepherds in our daily lives, and who we have been asked to shepherd.

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Our Hearts Were Burning | Breaking Open the Word at Home

The Resurrection is such a huge event, it takes a lot to unpack and understand it. We continue this task by hearing stories about how the Apostles and disciples managed it. Our Gospel this week reminds us that the best way to process it is by celebrating the Eucharist—by hearing the stories retold and breaking bread together.

Click here for a short reflection on this weekend’s Scriptures with discussion questions for the whole family.