catholicism and autism…

Catholicism and autism are not diametrically opposed. Individuals within the Church may not completely understand that this difference in brain development exists, and even some try to argue that it is not a natural state of being. And books are written to give guidance to men considering the priestly orders, but using outdated understanding of… Continue reading catholicism and autism…

sin versus uncontrollable actions…

(Reposted to restore missing link from other published posts.) People today hate the word “sin”. It is seen as a type of judgement upon our actions. But sin isn’t something. It is an evil. And evil is an absence; an absence of good. It is an absence of good intent and good works. An evil action is an… Continue reading sin versus uncontrollable actions…

you are not broken…

Life throws us under the bus from time to time. Contrary to popular belief, no one is given a bus so heavy that it will break us. Even if it feels like it at the time…or during the trials that may extend for years to come. But it doesn’t mean we are broken. There are… Continue reading you are not broken…

you are not just a label…

It’s a sad world we live in that, in order to be accepted, we must have a label. But you are not just a label. It used to be that a person was accepted for their personality and character. Now, if someone doesn’t act like everyone else, they are ousted…unless they have a label to… Continue reading you are not just a label…

authentically autistic catholic…

Since discovering neuordiversity reigning supreme in our family, it has been a struggle to align certain core values and customs of the Catholic church with the newly discovered science on brain function. You see, to be authentically Catholic and at the same time Authentically Autistic, for example, there is not the structure in place yet… Continue reading authentically autistic catholic…

neurodivergent Christian mothers…

Neurotypical Christian mothers to child climbing a 20′ tree: NO, JOHNNY! NOT SO HIGH! YOU’LL GET HURT! Neurodivergent Christian mothers to their child doing the same thing:: So why are you doing that? Oh. Okay. Well, come inside for morning prayers. That way if you die, you’ll be holier. Bonus: Neurodivergent dad: Say what?

neurodivergent…

Imagine a world in which you had no friends. No one liked you. And nothing they did made any sense. The intense feeling of rejection and loneliness that results. Yet you keep getting told that everything you do is wrong, but you don’t understand what you’ve done. And the constant stress of living apart from… Continue reading neurodivergent…