In Defense of the Family: The Destruction of Divorce

[ 0 ] April 24, AD 2014 |
In Defense of the Family: The Destruction of Divorce

Divorce is an unnatural occurrence. At least, it should be. Unfortunately, we don’t all view marriage through the lens of the Church. We don’t all see marriage as an unbreakable commitment, a Sacrament, or a holy union created by God. Instead, in these modern times, many of us see it as a contract, an agreement, […]

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Mark Driscoll’s Lies About the Apostles Creed

[ 0 ] April 24, AD 2014 |
Mark Driscoll’s Lies About the Apostles Creed

I haven’t watched a Mark Driscoll video in so long because it’s like a drinking game: take a sip each time he makes something up, adds to history, or condemns another Christian denomination because they disagree with his interpretation. Here’s a quote from one of his videos. “The Apostles creed was a summary doctrinal statement […]

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Easter Triduum Family Traditions

[ 0 ] April 24, AD 2014 |
Easter Triduum Family Traditions

This year, the biggest feast of Christendom happened to fall on the date of our parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary. I find the coincidence fitting. The wedding of our parents forty years ago marked the beginning of the transmission of life and faith to us, their children. Among the happy family memories we recall together with […]

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Only After Good Friday…

[ 0 ] April 23, AD 2014 |
Only After Good Friday…

…do we celebrate Easter Sunday. This always has to come before, and is always followed by Have you ever stopped to consider the fact that Easter Sunday only comes after Lent, after 40 days of fasting and penance?  Or more than that, even, that Easter Sunday only comes after Good Friday? Venerable Fulton Sheen says […]

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The Application of Style

[ 0 ] April 23, AD 2014 |
The Application of Style

In my previous article I explored a philosophy of style that will allow us as Catholic women to live in the modern world in such a way as flatters our womanhood but still appeals to those living around us. By doing so, I argued that we as women may more fully make Christ known in […]

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The Slavery of Secular Freedom

[ 1 ] April 23, AD 2014 |
The Slavery of Secular Freedom

Introduction America was an experiment whose formation defied most of the current political systems at the time of her founding. A group of former colonists found themselves with opportunities and fundamental rights that they otherwise could never have imagined under the strict social class system of Great Britain. For example, the right to vote was […]

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Modern Day Saints

[ 1 ] April 22, AD 2014 |
Modern Day Saints

This upcoming Sunday we will celebrate the canonization of two historical Popes, men who not only contributed greatly to the church but have loved with such passion and zeal, they illuminated Christ himself. As we look to their canonizations, we are reminded that we are all called to be saints. Every single one of us. […]

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Sacramental Marriage: Why Settle for Less?

[ 3 ] April 21, AD 2014 |
Sacramental Marriage: Why Settle for Less?

Chatting with a friend recently, we remarked that having children had made us each realize the value of a Catholic spouse. We both marveled that we had once considered the possibility of compromising. In college, it was easy to flirt with the idea of dating—and even marrying—someone who did not share our faith. I went […]

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Bundy v The Catechism

[ 2 ] April 21, AD 2014 |
Bundy v The Catechism

By now, everyone has probably heard about the situation between the Bundy Ranch and the Bureau of Land Management. If you haven’t, just Google “Bundy Ranch and the BLM” and then pick your politically biased poison. In brief, a rancher in Nevada named Cliven Bundy has been illegally grazing his cows on federal land for […]

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More of the Same

[ 0 ] April 21, AD 2014 |
More of the Same

Recently, as I was driving home, I was reflecting on the day and what a chaotic week it was going to pan out to be. Then I thought to myself, is this how it will always be?  It seems since getting engaged that each week has had its own project. Week 1: Pick a date, find […]

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Into the Garden We Walk

[ 0 ] April 19, AD 2014 |
Into the Garden We Walk

Gardens behold a breath-taking beauty that cannot be described by words. They elicit a response not from the mouth, but a reaction from the soul. The delicacy of flowers with the surrounding colors of nature create a mural that is pure glory. But even though one person can experience the garden’s language piercing the soul, […]

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Five Ways Christians Live Holy Saturday Every Day

[ 0 ] April 19, AD 2014 |
Five Ways Christians Live Holy Saturday Every Day

Holy Saturday is an odd, quiet day. Stuck between the agony of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday, it is a day of middles and “alreadys but not yets”. In many ways, Holy Saturday is a symbol for the Christian life. As Christians, we live Holy Saturday. 1. Experientially, we live Holy Saturday. […]

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Approaching Dignity, Skipping the Spin

[ 17 ] April 18, AD 2014 |
Approaching Dignity, Skipping the Spin

Last weekend, I was one of the speakers at a pro-life rally in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. I’d never spoken at such an event, but, because I do believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every human life, which includes the unborn, I said yes. And after all, if there is any topic that can inform and bolster […]

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A Day Without Him

[ 1 ] April 17, AD 2014 |
A Day Without Him

One of the few memories I have of both of my grandfathers is of their reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.  When we would drive past a Catholic Church, my dad’s dad would always tip his hat (I love that he always wore hats) and my mother’s father would inevitably cross himself. I can remember my […]

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Christ Teaches Us How to Die

[ 3 ] April 17, AD 2014 |
Christ Teaches Us How to Die

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. (1 Peter 2:21) There are many, many lessons to be learned in the example Christ left for us in his suffering and death on the cross. One of those, I believe, […]

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Did you hear…

[ 7 ] April 16, AD 2014 |
Did you hear…

…he is homosexual. …she uses the pill. …she had an abortion. …he sleeps around. …he uses illegal drugs. …he is liberal. …she worked at Planned Parenthood. …she sleeps around. …he drove her to the abortion clinic. …she is lesbian. …she smokes weed. …he watches porn. What you don’t hear: He has homosexual orientation and thinks […]

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