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On Loneliness

We live in a world of busyness, a bustling world filled with constant music and TVs and talking and noise, a world where we can communicateRead more »

Pushing Them through The Tears

Once in a while as parents, we have to do things we don’t like with our children in order to bring out a greater good. In my familyRead more »

The Farce of Reproductive Rights, or, How to Turn Personal Liberty into Slavery

To whomever composed this meme: …except that half of every human being comes from the father. …except that from theRead more »

Going AWOL Out of The Christian Civil War: How My Desire for Christian Unity Lead Me Home to The Catholic Church (Part 2))

In the first part of my “coming home” story, I described how my Christian life began and how, only a few years later, God began to place aRead more »

Holding Fast to My Feminine Dignity

For millions of women, fertility is inextricably linked to pain—painful menses, painful intercourse, and of course, painful childbirth.Read more »

The Trauma and Pain of Abortion after Rape

Much has been made of recent remarks about abortion and rape by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. From President Obama to his opponentRead more »

How My Baby Brought Me to My Knees

The fussy, inconsolable Jake My 5 month old is a very cranky baby.  He’s often inconsolable and after hours of listening to him cry, I amRead more »

Silence in Music: God’s Lesson in Listening

Just this past Saturday I was chatting with a friend about the many distractions in our lives. The gist of the conversation was that weRead more »

The Case Against Teenage Dating

I have a confession to make. Several, actually. At least once a week, I’m too tired to cook so I let my kids “forage” forRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »

Defending Marriage

As Catholics, we all know the powerful spiritual nature of the Sacrament of Matrimony. In the Catechism we are taught: 1601 “TheRead more »

Confessions of an Alleged Mary Worshiper

If you’ve ever heard anything negative about Catholics, you’ve probably heard that we worship Mary above God. That goesRead more »

Come Holy Spirit

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have been riding in my car, walking in a store, talking to a friend, watching TV, looking atRead more »

Crown of His Glory

Water babies. Soccer tots. Pee wee league. Club volleyball. Varsity football. March madness. Stanley Cup. Super Bowl. Olympics. From theRead more »

Charting is For Faithless Sissies

Gregor Mendel – Father of Genetics, Meticulous Catholic Charter, and Faithless Sissy I’ve had it. I’m tired of all thisRead more »

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