A few hours ago, America began it's final farewell to the Reverend Billy Graham. I'll confess, before learning of his passing last week, I'd never really given him much thought. Mostly I saw him as the archetype of the Protestant revival preacher. Over the last week, though, I began tuning into the tribute channel on… Continue reading America’s Pastor on Millenials
I love Latin, I really really do. I love that we have a common language to speak about matters of our Faith, and it's an absolutely gorgeous language to sing in. But when it comes to philosophy, Latin falls short. Ancient Greek is so much more effective and precise. They fit complex concepts and teachings… Continue reading Working to Be an Excellent Mom
Last week, I was updating my personal facebook and came across an unfortunate entry into my "Favorite Quotes" from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. She and I have long since ceased being on speaking terms (although I still think it's a good story albeit with horrible morals), but seeing that quote reminded me of the first hint I… Continue reading Which Works of Mercy are right for you?
It's almost the end of National Marriage Week, and since marriage is one of my favorite things ever, I had to get in on this. One of my gurus, John Gottman of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (solid book, 10/10 would recommend) talked quite a bit about the relationship ratio. For any relationship… Continue reading Feel free to get sappy
One of my favorite experiences from college was helping to run a psychology study where we were looking at the effects of being exposed to sexualized images. It turned out that for both men and women, after being exposed to sexualized images, they were likely to objectify women in any scenario. I don't know if… Continue reading Better Love Stories
Last week for World Communications Day, Pope Francis released a statement saying that "fake news" is as old as the Garden of Eden. He urged the faithful to share information responsibly. He said that the spread of fake news leads to an increase of arrogance and hatred. He's right. Everyone went bananas about the statement. Fox,… Continue reading Hey Devil, You’re Fake News!
Ah, Veggie Tales, such good times. Their take on the Good Samaritan had two epic stories, one a la Star Trek, and the other about people who wore shoes and pots on their head. Five-year-old me was all about it and learned that even if people were a little weird to me, they are still… Continue reading Are you my neighbor?
Today in Washington DC, about half a million people are marching up Constitution Avenue to protest the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, made 45 years ago. Since then, over 60 million children have died from what I will unapologetically call America's Holocaust. I realize that no mother makes this decision lightly, in my observation, it is almost… Continue reading My Favorite Pro-Life Organizations
Vocation: a call from God to a distinctive state of life, in which the person can reach holiness (Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J.). One of the best things that happened during Vatican II was the declaration of the Universal vocation: holiness. ...all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the… Continue reading Motherhood isn’t a Primary Vocation
This post is part of the Catholic Women Blogging Network Blog Hop. Head over to the link up page to see what my other blogging buddies are looking forward to in the coming year. Well, folks, we've almost done it. 2017 has just about a half month left then we get to start over with… Continue reading Hopes and Dreams for 2018