Combining Catholicism and Paganism: The problems

(The first part of this post is here: https://mybrigidsforge.com/2021/05/25/combining-catholicism-and-paganism-intro-to-catholicism/ in case you missed it. That one was an intro to Catholicism) For this post, I’m going to be looking at some of the Big Issues with combining a Catholicism and Paganism. I mean, I could probably write a book on this one (but I won’t!!)Continue reading “Combining Catholicism and Paganism: The problems”

Combining Catholicism and Paganism: Intro to Catholicism

Fair warning here, I started this thinking it would be one post. Then I hit 3000 words and thought I’d better split it! I’ve gone through it to see if there are any references to other parts that have now moved to another post, but apologies if I’ve missed any!! And for this first post,Continue reading “Combining Catholicism and Paganism: Intro to Catholicism”

Saints in the Catholic Church

Following some questions in the Brigid’s Forge Facebook group, I decided to write a post on saints in the Catholic Church. So I dug out my copy of the Catechism and started looking at what the official teachings of the church are and then I’ll follow on with the general Irish habits around saints andContinue reading “Saints in the Catholic Church”

For the day that’s in it

Seeing as how it’s Christmas Eve and I just yelled to my husband we have no candles lighting in the front window, it reminded me that maybe people would like to hear some of the traditions prevalent in Ireland around this time. Now some of these, like the aforementioned candles, are old traditions, but othersContinue reading “For the day that’s in it”

Mother & Baby Homes

There is yet another scandal rocking my country at the minute. Well, technically, this isn’t a new scandal as such, but it’s a new chapter in an old scandal. For many years, after the foundation of the modern Irish state, Church and State worked hand in hand to keep women in their place. (Said placeContinue reading “Mother & Baby Homes”

The biggest mistakes people make with Brigid (IMO)

One of the topics suggested in a recent request I put out was to highlight the biggest mistakes I see people make when looking to work with/for Brigid. Now, it should be said, at the start of this, that this is my opinion. I say it out straight when I feel something is based onContinue reading “The biggest mistakes people make with Brigid (IMO)”