• Advent: Behold Your God – Raised Catholic episode 49

    Advent: Behold Your God – Raised Catholic episode 49

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 49: Advent: Behold Your God Well, hello friends.  You can feel it in the air, it is that time of the year again. To be honest, the last several years have not found me very…

  • Holy


    I walked into church, and found an earwig in the holy water. It was a picture of how I felt today; a skittering, slimy creature swimming in the midst of all that’s holy and spoiling it for everyone else. It’s been a rough couple of days (and months and years), and it’s sometimes hard for…

  • John


    Today at mass, we heard the story of the birth of John the Baptist, and it’s a story we’ve heard many times before. John’s parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, are told they will be parents in their old age, and while Elizabeth believes, Zechariah laughs. Immediately, Zechariah loses his voice, and he remains without speech for…