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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 dual hairwads, baringRead 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 Lists. Let me explain byRead 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 Theology, and my brainRead more »

The Head-Slapping Criticism of Pope Francis

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

A Chemist Believes in Transubstantiation

“I only wish that Catholics would really cherish the word ‘is’ even though science cannot say anything about it.”Read 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 also evolved on theRead 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, anticipating waffles and chocolateRead 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 spent years writingRead more »

Living the Rebuttal to Egg Freezing

Girl with a teddy bear, Fotolia The Wall Street Journal had an article about a woman who had her eggs frozen in her late 30s so that sheRead 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 is silence, day or night,Read more »

Practical Tips from a Reformed Fasting Failure

“I just made myself, for once in my life, shut up.” Like most people, I have struggled with fasting, even failed. I had goodRead 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 and hellish, but wow,Read 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 the Blessed VirginRead 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 question since I was firstRead more »

Where Does Freedom Come From?

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