Author Archives: Stacy Trasancos

Stacy Trasancos, Ph.D. is a scientist turned homemaker raising seven children with her husband in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She is pursuing a MA in Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, and she is Editor-in-Chief at Ignitum Today and Catholic Stand, and a Senior Editor at Catholic Lane. She writes about popular science, dogmatic theology, and mountain life at her website.

Angelic Fallacies: Why Science is Hard to Learn

My daughter had a mini-fit the other day while mentally wrestling with Punnett squares. When she stopped clutching dualRead more »


I Banned the Wish List

There is one simple choice our family has made over the last ten years that has surprised me. We do not make Wish ListsRead more »


Why Religion Matters More Than Science

I just finished writing a thesis about the late Father Stanley Jaki’s work for a Master’s degree in TheologyRead more »


The Head-Slapping Criticism of Pope Francis

The criticism coming from the self-identified “loyal opposition” Catholics in the media who feel obliged toRead more »


A Chemist Believes in Transubstantiation

“I only wish that Catholics would really cherish the word ‘is’ even though science cannot say anythingRead more »


My “Let It Be” Stage on “Gay Marriage”

Last year when Obama said that his views on “gay marriage” were evolving, I wrote that my views had alsoRead more »


Marriage Lives in the Hearts of Children

The two lifelong friends chatted in the booth of the Sweet Basil Diner, with their mothers and siblings, anticipatingRead more »


How to Write a Blog Post

I’ll probably never write a book, or at least I don’t think I have one in me right now, but I’ve spentRead more »


Living the Rebuttal to Egg Freezing

The Wall Street Journal had an article about a woman who had her eggs frozen in her late 30s so that she could plan herRead more »


“A Man on a Cross” Fulton Sheen

The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once gave a talk on the Devil and at the end of it he said that when there isRead more »


Practical Tips from a Reformed Fasting Failure

Like most people, I have struggled with fasting, even failed. I had good intentions at the beginning of the day, andRead more »


Super Bowl Show: Trying to Make Hell Look Cool

“I don’t know what it is, but that Super Bowl half-time show disturbed me. It was…sort of obscene andRead more »


Holy Mother of God: A Litany for Women

For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow theRead more »


Just A Mom and Her Internet

Do you ever ask yourself whether it is alright to stay plugged-in to the internet? I have struggled with this questionRead more »


Where Does Freedom Come From?

It’s election day. We are voting for freedom. But why? Have you ever been asked whether you would support stateRead more »

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