The Practicing Catholic reminds us that although we are fighting against an administration that is denying the Church the freedom to practice our faith, we are called to be joyful.
“Joel and I often say that the “attitude” of this blog embodies what a practicing Catholic ought to be — intentionally, joyfully, and faithfully Catholic all the time. Our blog posts attempt to be the antidote to the perception that piety is boring or that the Church is filled with “sour-faced saints,” as St. Teresa of Avila warns us of becoming.
The recent Health & Human Services’ mandate that orders almost every employer and insurer in the United States to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs, has resulted in so much debate across the country. I have seen quite enough sour-faced Catholics arguing for AND against this issue.
So lately I am constantly reminding myself: ditch the sour-face, Lisa! Be joyful, loving, and boldly share the beauty of the Church’s teaching on contraception with others. It is a gift to be freely shared — give it away and share with love.” Continue reading…