It’s Time to Put Victims First, Part 2 {All Sin Is Not Equal}

It’s Time to Put Victims First, Part 2 {All Sin Is Not Equal}

*Trigger warning As an extension of my recent post about putting child sexual abuse victims first, I’d like to offer some suggestions about how changing our thoughts and words can better protect them. * * * I keep hearing this refrain: “Sin is sin.” I’ve heard it from friends in person, and it abounds on Facebook and blogs. From people I know … [Read more...]

Holy Week This Year

Holy Week This Year

Growing up singing in my church's children's choir, I always looked forward to Holy Thursday Mass. The special hymns and rituals, especially the foot washing, created an atmosphere of reverence and awe that captivated me. It's never felt right to be anywhere but in church between 12:00 and 3:00 on Good Friday. The Stations of the Cross, the … [Read more...]