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A lifelong Catholic, Melissa Johnson is also the pastoral assistant for administration at a medium-sized Roman Catholic parish. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Washington State.

Advent Confession Catholic

An Advent Confessional

Catholics are to take advantage of the sacrament of Penance at least once a year–if you’re Catholic, you should remember…

adoration
Catholic Faith

How I Answered the Question: “What Do You Personally Get Out of Adoration?”

Someone asked me quite seriously the other day, “What do you personally get out of Adoration?” It was a question…

What to do when you have a new priest in your parish
Faith & Life

New Priest Assignments: Advice For Times of Parish Upheaval

So, your beloved parish priest of the past many years has been given a new assignment in another city, what…

Death Judgment Heaven Hell
Faith & Life

Death, Judgment, Heaven & Hell: How Not to Ignore The Inevitable

I have some news for you. You’re going to die. We all are–not now, maybe, not in the near future,…