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Author Archive: Chris Ricketts

Is this where I tell you how amazing I am and list all my impressive accomplishments? I am just a guy. On a daily basis I betray God and the Faith I claim to profess through thought and deed forcing me to beg His forgiveness on an often weekly basis. All of my talents are unearned and all of my accomplishments merit me nothing. I am completely at the Divine Mercy of Jesus the Redeemer who is willing to erase my daily sins when I am sensible enough to confess them.

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A Woman's Guide to Understanding Men: Finale

June 4, AD 2014 5 Comments
A Woman's Guide to Understanding Men: Finale

At the risk of redundancy, I am going to foist one more of these articles on you. This is a topic I am extremely passionate about, and I think we can all benefit from learning more about the way God actually designed men and women. I think a basic misunderstanding of men and women is […]

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A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men: Part III

May 28, AD 2014 4 Comments
A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men: Part III

Well, you’ve made it this far, so you might as well keep going. If you’ve got some catching up to do, check out part one here and part two here. Ready? Ok, so we’ve taken a brief look at the male body and also at the male brain, as well as some of the hormones […]

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A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men: Part II

May 21, AD 2014 5 Comments
A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men: Part II

Well, congrats, you made it through the first one, and by the looks of things, you may be slightly curious to see what’s coming up next in this series. In case you missed the first one, check it out here. In this article, we are going to look further inward and take a look at […]

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A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men: Part I

May 14, AD 2014 19 Comments
A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men: Part I

Introduction Ladies, this series is for you. I have no doubt in my mind that there is a guy in your life that has driven you crazy at one point or another. Let’s face it: it’s inevitable. It could be a father, brother, uncle, boyfriend, or husband. It doesn’t matter. I’d be willing to bet in […]

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The Slavery of Secular Freedom

April 23, AD 2014 9 Comments
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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It’s Spring, Let’s All Freak Out About Modesty!

April 1, AD 2014 6 Comments
It’s Spring, Let’s All Freak Out About Modesty!

It finally seems like the harsh winter is coming to a close. It sure has been a rough one, hasn’t it? All those frigid temperatures and mountains of snow… Anyways, now we can look forward to warmer weather and the promise of summer peaking over the horizon. Another thing we can look forward to is […]

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Catholic “Baby Machines”

March 26, AD 2014 7 Comments
Catholic “Baby Machines”

We’ve all heard the comments. If you are the parents of more than 2.5 children or come from a family of more than 2.5 siblings, then you’ve heard something at some point in your life. It can be a nod and a wink with a sarcastic “You guys are busy”, as if having five children […]

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Mass Confusion

January 28, AD 2014 15 Comments
Mass Confusion

I’ve been purposefully sitting out of the Pope Francis media frenzy ever since it started. I wanted to watch and see what happened instead of posting a knee-jerk reaction to every gesture the pontiff made, speculating on his authenticity and whether or not he would ordain the closest lesbian he could find or banish the […]

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A Different Set of New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, AD 2013 1 Comment
A Different Set of New Year’s Resolutions

Is the holiday season over yet? Have we spent some good time breathlessly visiting family, getting in all those traditions, whirling from uncle to brother to cousin? I certainly have, but I have to tell ya, I’m also looking forward to getting back to the regular old routine. All this visiting and spending time with […]

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Merry Digital Christmas

December 15, AD 2013 0 Comments
Merry Digital Christmas

As the day of Christ’s birth hurtles towards us, it is definitely easy to get caught up in the spin of things. Retailers, desperate to meet their bottom line and land a huge haul this shopping season, barrage us with seemingly great offers on all kinds of interesting items. Some are actually great gifts, others […]

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Cardinal Dolan, Can You Please Clarify?

December 4, AD 2013 8 Comments
Cardinal Dolan, Can You Please Clarify?

So I have to admit I’m pretty confused about something one of the leaders of the Church recently said. It seems to be the thing to do lately, so I might as well hop on the bandwagon. I’m not mad about something Pope Francis said, though. I know he’s been in the press a lot […]

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God Loves You: Nobody Cares

November 14, AD 2013 17 Comments
God Loves You: Nobody Cares

Disclaimer: This article is going to sound cynical. It might even sound anti-Christian. Please stick with it. There is a point. I am sarcastic and sometimes offensive. Again, there is an overall point. This New Evangelization thing in the Church is pretty cool, you gotta admit. I mean, JPII said it’s time for the Church […]

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Tyrannical Charity

November 6, AD 2013 1 Comment
Tyrannical Charity

Among the many things that Christ taught His disciples, charity is one of the principles focus groups in office buildings would label as a “core value.” He told us to love one another as we love ourselves, to clothe the naked and feed the hungry. Through a parable, He admonished those of us who ostentatiously […]

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Catholicism: The Only True Extremism Part II

August 20, AD 2013 3 Comments
Catholicism: The Only True Extremism Part II

“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.”  Jesus (John 15:18-19) “Then they will hand you over to […]

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Catholicism: The Only True Extremism, Part I

August 1, AD 2013 3 Comments
Catholicism: The Only True Extremism, Part I

In today’s ideologically polarized society, the term “extremist” is bandied about with increasing frequency by pundits, politicians from both sides of the aisle, and bureaucrats in order to paint those with opposing beliefs as dangerous and untrustworthy, as holding a belief that is outside the acceptable realm of “mainstream thinking.” The tactic of socially eliminating […]

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