Thursday, November 10, 2005
Welcome to my new blog, "Journeys of a Catholic Poster Girl." The name comes from my friend Branden who often says that I should be the "Catholic Poster Girl" or the "Vatican spokeswoman" (I thought of that as a title, but some might take that literally...). I'll be posting on, obviously, Catholicism, but also politics, arts, and culture from a Catholic perspective. I have a B.A. in Political Science and English Literature, so politics and books are never far from my thoughts, and I've often toyed with getting another degree in Theology, but we'll have to see where the dice fall on that one. I'll post at least once a week (hopefully more often!) and I welcome your thoughts and comments--I love a good discussion!
The picture above is of me and my godson, Ryan, who is seven years old and my favorite kid in the whole world. It's awesome being a godmother and being entrusted to be a good example of the Faith to someone else.
So what are my qualifications for being the "Catholic Poster Girl"? I don't know that they're all that impressive, but I'll try. I went to Catholic school for nine years, and that's enough to give anybody a good solid grounding in Catholicism (at least when I attended school it was). I attended public high school, and after being asked at lunch one day if I was "saved" and I naively answered "I'm Catholic", thinking that would end it, I realized I had better do some research into my faith and what I believed. Being a voracious reader, this wasn't hard, and by the time I hit college I had read up on just about every major topic and was ready to take on my Protestant questioners (big breakthrough came when I convinced one of my debate opponents that "not all Catholics are going to Hell"....yes, strange but true...). I ended up being challenged so often and having enough answers that my friends began to call me the "Catohlic Poster Girl." I am orthodox, meaning I am of the JP the Great and B XVI school of theology and Catholicism. I am not a fan of "Catholic Lite", as you will discover if you stick with me. :)
Anyway, that's enough about me. Hopefully I'll have a new post up this weekend--probably some book reviews, as I'm currently reading two George Weigel books, and he's always worth reading and pondering.
Talk to you later!
VERSE OF THE DAY: "Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" --1 Cor. 3:16