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Author Archive: Leticia Adams

Leticia is a convert who came into the Catholic Church at Easter 2010. She is the mother of 4 kids. She is homeschooling her youngest child, has two in Jr High and her oldest is grown up and about to have a child of his own this summer. Leticia is on her Pastoral Council, blogs at Catholic Sistas as well as her personal blog, is a full-time student, a wife, and helps with her parish's Jesus is Lord adult faith formation class and RCIA. In her spare time she sleeps.

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Oppression Versus Service

November 3, AD2014 6 Comments
Oppression Versus Service

The other day I was watching a show on the OWN network (don’t judge me, I love Oprah). The show was about single motherhood. I have been a single mom. I would say that I was a single mother even while married to my first husband because anytime he went on a binge, I was […]

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The Perfect Relationship

October 7, AD2014 4 Comments
The Perfect Relationship

I found a magical lamp when I was a little girl. I’m not sure exactly how old I was, but my guess is about 8 or 9 if not younger. It was on Sunday when the Pastor at the First Baptist Church gave the altar call. I remember looking at everyone going up there and […]

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How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

September 17, AD2014 18 Comments
How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

This morning I woke up and read an article about the Osteen Predicament. It was kind of weird because the issue of the prosperity gospel has been coming up a lot lately. I watched the video of Victoria Osteen’s sermon and wondered why anyone would believe that crap. It is so easy to see that […]

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It Is Good That You Exist

July 12, AD2014 26 Comments
It Is Good That You Exist

I have been reading Elizabeth Scalia’s blog for a year or so now and she always gets me thinking. Lately she has repeated the words of Pope Benedict, “It is good that you exist,” which had me thinking about how many of us long to hear those words. Most people hear those words, maybe not […]

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Longing For Love

June 14, AD2014 7 Comments
Longing For Love

All I ever wanted in my life was to be loved. I don’t really remember what age I was when I decided that being loved was what it felt like to lay naked with a boy who liked me and have his arms around me. I’m guessing that being sexually abused plus watching Dirty Dancing […]

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Thank God For Tomorrow

May 18, AD2014 2 Comments
Thank God For Tomorrow

I have been a hot mess lately. The good news is that the last time I felt this confuse and frazzled was when I was on the cliff known as conversion. I think that maybe I\’m finally getting to the work of integrating being human with being Catholic, if that makes sense. I don’t know if […]

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Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale

March 26, AD2014 18 Comments
Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale

I read this piece by Simcha Fisher that was a response to this piece by Emma Smith on Catholic Exchange. I thought I would add my piece. I feel like I have a different point of view than both Simcha Fisher and Emma Smith, but I agree with Simcha when she says that marriage is “a […]

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Been Thinking About Heaven

January 27, AD2014 7 Comments
Been Thinking About Heaven

I have been thinking a lot about Heaven lately. I’ve been discussing it with my kids and my husband and here are some of the things that I have thought of. I am not a theologian, and I’m still a pretty new Catholic, so I could be wrong about it or it could be very […]

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Be Not Afraid

December 28, AD2013 5 Comments
Be Not Afraid

Be not afraid. My Pastor said this many times during his homily at Midnight Mass this year. He was quoting Pope John Paul II who said that to the Church a lot as Jesus did. Why do we need the reminder? What are we so afraid of? We are afraid of Love. We all know […]

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No Tree Until It\’s Christmas

December 1, AD2013 6 Comments
No Tree Until It\’s Christmas

I’m not really one of those people who worries about certain things. My family and I hold hands with one another during the Our Father at Mass. We usually end up at the Life Teen Mass, even though we would much rather go to another one, and we all have nicknames for our Guardian Angel. Mine is Big Poppa, […]

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Pope Francis is Killing Me

October 7, AD2013 16 Comments
Pope Francis is Killing Me

The past six months have been some of the hardest months of my life. I used to think that the months that I was in RCIA were hard, but wrestling with finding the truth doesn’t even compare to trying to live it out. Then you add a Pope who wakes up every single day preaching […]

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Getting On My Own Nerves

September 7, AD2013 16 Comments
Getting On My Own Nerves

When I became Catholic I had a lot of questions and a lot of issues with the things that the Catholic Church teaches; I spent 9 months going through RCIA and wrestling every one of them along with the demons I had been carrying. It was not easy for me, but I found the Truth. […]

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The Tragedy of Marriage

August 10, AD2013 3 Comments
The Tragedy of Marriage

All of these things are my own personal observation based on my personal experience, so I am not expert on anything other than my own screwed up first marriage. Yesterday I was just innocently scrolling down my Facebook feed and I came across a story of a man who killed his wife and then posted the […]

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Dying to Self Feels Like Dying Sometimes

July 15, AD2013 4 Comments
Dying to Self Feels Like Dying Sometimes

When I landed in my first RCIA class I was a hot mess. And I mean a hot mess. I had open gaping wounds from being abused as a child, having been in abusive relationship after abusive relationship, and a very hard heart. I never doubted that God existed or that He loved me, but […]

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A Woman is Made to Be A Woman

June 15, AD2013 20 Comments
A Woman is Made to Be A Woman

My first grandchild was born a week ago and God has given me tons of lessons since. My head is swirling from them all. She has changed our whole world and she is tiny. I always fought the idea that the wife and mother had to do so much more work than the husband. I […]

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Marriage Prep Classes Don\’t Teach You How to Fight

May 18, AD2013 13 Comments
Marriage Prep Classes Don\’t Teach You How to Fight

My husband and I have been fighting all week. We finally talked things out and made up last night, but the week has been pretty crappy for the most part. Also I’m extremely tired. I’m not saying any of this as a complaint, just as an intro into what this crappy week has taught me. […]

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This is My Body

April 20, AD2013 6 Comments
This is My Body

There are many wrong choices that I have made in my past. I have nobody to blame but myself for all of them. I’ve taken them all to the feet of Jesus at the Cross and begged for His mercy and He in His Goodness has forgiven me. And, in His mercy, He showed me […]

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