Littlest Lane is now “Young & Catholic”

Notice something different?  I’m excited to announce that I’m taking the blog in a slightly different direction, and it will now be written under the name of “Young and Catholic”.  (youngandcatholic.net) Read on and be sure to check the new About page for more info.

Why the Name Change?

Let’s face it.  It’s who I have been all along, and the only person trying to pretend otherwise was me.  Of course I still welcome and encourage my non-Catholic readers to stick around (no baptism required), I just thought I’d finally wake up and face the target market.

Will the content change?

Not really.  I have always written my posts from a Catholic perspective (because I always write from my perspective, and I am Catholic).  I’m just going to be more up front about it now.  So it’ll be dating advice from the perspective of a young Catholic; reflections on life from a young Catholic; etc.  Same content; different tagline.

Does this mean I can pretty much assume everything you say is official Catholic Church teaching?

Let me say this loud and clear: NO!

Let me clarify: I believe everything the Catholic Church teaches.

Here is the thing:  The Catholic Church doesn’t lay out hard and fast rules for every aspect of life (The Church is way smarter than that).  So, when I write a post about, say, marijuana, from a Catholic perspective, it does not mean that I’m copying and pasting the Catechism’s section on weed into a post (no, that section doesn’t actually exist.  Stop Googling it).  It simply means that I am applying basic Catholic principles of morality and ethics to arrive at a conclusion I think is in line with Catholic teaching.  Of course, as a human, I am flawed—so it would be wise, as with anyone, to take what I write with a grain of salt.

But why, oh why, would you do this to us?

I believe in the truth of the Catholic faith and always have.  I believe the Church contains the fullness of the truth, and—as such—applies to all aspects of life.  Somewhere along the line we have stopped taking that seriously, and now integrating faith into all aspects of life is almost a foreign concept to young people.  If you are Catholic, it ought to be more than just a box you check on your Facebook page (if you even have the courage to do that).  It’s time to redefine what it means to be Young and Catholic for today’s world.

For this reason, I repeat: Littlest Lane is now: Young & Catholic. :)