Growing up in a non-denominational Christian home, I was told many things about Catholicism. Few were true. Regarding the Saints, I was only told “Catholics idolize them and talk to the dead, which is a sin.” I never questioned this until my junior year in college when I lost my beloved Uncle Luis.
Author Archives: Erika Donatto
I can’t be the only one who’s dreamt this: You’re running late to class, and when you barge into the room you realize (A) that you’re still in your pajamas, and (B) there’s a test you totally forgot about! It’s a horrible feeling, being unprepared for something you can’t escape. I remember one particular time when I realized there was a Chemistry – that morning. I was sitting in English class, a place I’ve always felt more at home, and was freaking out when my friend handed me something.
It was a copy of the test she’d stolen from the teacher’s desk. This was exactly what I needed, right? But I couldn’t ignore the steadily rising little voice inside that said, “This is wrong.”