Politics, Religion

Choosing a Patron Saint

I've decided I need to choose a patron saint. If Julian of Norwich had been cannonized, I would certainly choose her, but lacking her Sainthood, I can't very well have a Patron Saint who isn't a Saint. I'm not sure if I should be choosing someone who I can emulate, or choosing someone who is there…

150 150 Stafford Wood

The Angelus

Finally memorized the whole thing... The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.  Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and…

150 150 Stafford Wood

St. Lucia Day

After six weeks of attending Sunday Mass, and a few noon Masses, I went to my first Feast Day. Santa Lucia had always been celebrated in my house growing up, as my mother's best friend was Swedish. I sang the Santa Lucia song all the way home from church and declared to my "Godfather" that…

150 150 Stafford Wood

All Saints Day

On November 1, 2013, I attended Mass with Father in the pulpit. This was the first time I felt a call from the Church. His homily said, "The only difference between you and the Saints in the statues in this church... the only thing that makes these people Saints, and not you, is that they…

150 150 Stafford Wood

Why a blog?

I realized that I wanted to write my family a letter to explain my recent conversion and decision to become Catholic. And as I started thinking about the tome, it was overwhelming to sit to write. Blog posts are easy. So, hopefully, this will capture my thoughts as I journey.

150 150 Stafford Wood

I have always been Catholic

I learned this week that the definition of "Catholic" is Universal. It means Christ's fullness was brought for all people -- universally. (Which is awesome for a Universalist to hear). When I went through Methodist confirmation, I was taught the Apostle's Creed and that "one holy, catholic church" had a lowercase "c" to mean universal.…

150 150 Stafford Wood

LaTrac: This is the coolest thing your government has ever done.

Today, La. state government announced its transparency database where the public can look at every dime that's been given to any state agency or department and some Universities and see who it was given to. We're one of eight states that has such a thing -- You've got to check it out: “This is an…

150 150 Stafford Wood

My favorite Obama quote

"We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and yes, we got some gay friends in the Red States. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who…

150 150 Stafford Wood

“Ain’t I a woman?”

"Ain't I a woman?" is Sojourner Truth's most recognized speech. She delivered it at a women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851. There has been some dispute about what she said at the convention. According to Frances D. Gage, who published the speech in 1863, Truth encountered hissing and hostility as she began to…

150 150 Stafford Wood

I still believe

Unfortunately, Baton Rouge wasn't ready for my friend, Andy Kopplin. I sincerely hope he'll run for elected office again. "If I understood you well, you are saying: until next time. " - René Lévesque

150 150 Stafford Wood
  • 1
  • 2
Start Typing