My name is Lindsay Wilcox. I am a twenty-something black Catholic woman. I love Jesus, grammar, and Harry Potter, usually in that order. I am originally from southern Maryland, but I have lived in many places around the country and around the world. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in English and a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in education. I currently live in Austin, Texas. Previously, I taught high school English in Alabama while earning my master’s degree. I also worked in campus ministry at the University of Texas at Austin. I have one younger sister and one younger brother who, along with my still-married parents, live in Maryland.
“The things that we love tell us what we are.” —Thomas Aquinas
I am Catholic. I am very Catholic. I try to live my Catholicism adjective-free: not “devout Catholic,” not “traditional Catholic,” not even “faithful Catholic”—just “Catholic.” My religion is very important to me. Everything I write here or have ever written online or offline comprises my own opinions, which are not necessarily those of my present or past employers or Catholic organizations to which I belong. I recognize the authority of my local bishop and Pope Francis. I am open and honest about my faith, but I am not trying to convert you. If you’re interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, I would be happy to talk with you. Only you can decide if you want to be converted. If you have a problem with any of this, then my blog might not be for you.
“If ever I should say something that isn’t in conformity with what the Holy Roman Catholic Church holds, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This can be held as certain, and also that through the goodness of God I always am, and will be, and have been subject to her.”
—St. Teresa of Avila
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