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Author Archive: Meghan Garcia

Meghan is a 25 year old graduate student of English Literature. She has a passion for reading and writing, in tandem with a big mouth (though you'd never guess that). She has four younger siblings, a wonderful fiance, two dogs, and a penchant for Scottish accents, fairy tales, and baking. She overachieved in undergraduate by also majoring in Medieval History.

She's also Catholic, a woman, and, thanks to a combination of homeschooling and college, prone to logic, and so is in the unique position of being sensitive to moral/cultural issues like feminism, abortion, marriage, etc, and being able to comment clearly, if not insightfully, on them.

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Oil and Water: Catholic Mixed Marriages

June 4, AD 2014 8 Comments
Oil and Water: Catholic Mixed Marriages

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about mixed marriages–from friends, from Catholic bloggers, etc etc.  I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a little about them before but always hesitated because I didn’t want to write something like a diatribe, or something painfully tangential.  And I will say at the beginning of this article that […]

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Beating a Dead Horse for Life

April 16, AD 2014 7 Comments
Beating a Dead Horse for Life

The other day I got into one of those unfortunate situations known as a Facebook debate. Like reality television series, they are easy to be sucked into, nearly impossible to stop, and leave you wondering where the last hour and a half of your life went. On my Facebook page, I posted this article about […]

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Honesty Alert: ‘So what if abortion ends life?’ 2.0

January 24, AD 2014 1 Comment
Honesty Alert: ‘So what if abortion ends life?’ 2.0

In a similar vein to my post about Duck Dynasty and A&E’s clear message to Christians, I wanted to recall attention to this article posted on Salon, “So What if Abortion Ends Life?” and examine the 2014 attitude towards abortion from those who defend it. The piece is just about a year old now, but […]

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Don’t Text and Live: Loneliness and Technology

January 15, AD 2014 2 Comments
Don’t Text and Live: Loneliness and Technology

Last night in one of my classes, my teacher brought up the pseudo-indeliblity of self that has been ushered in by the age of social networking and internet culture. There is a fear present in modern society of being forgotten that our constant need to ‘share’ our most personal and most mundane moments betrays. Indeed, […]

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An Epiphany about the Epiphany

January 8, AD 2014 1 Comment
An Epiphany about the Epiphany

Having just celebrated the beautiful feast of the Epiphany, aka, the Adoration of the Magi, I have been ruminating on some of the things that feast should mean for us as Catholics in the current world, and as harbingers of the New Evangelization. Epiphany comes from a Greek word meaning ‘reveal’ or ‘a startling or […]

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Roots, Fruits, and Feminism

December 31, AD 2013 7 Comments
Roots, Fruits, and Feminism

I wrote this piece for my personal blog before I was a member of Ignitum Today, but as I have since realized that Laura, the author of the article I critique below, is a contributor here as well, I was interested in posting this to get feedback from other Catholics on the site, and to […]

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A Big Round of Applause to A&E For Doing the Honest Thing!

December 19, AD 2013 25 Comments
A Big Round of Applause to A&E For Doing the Honest Thing!

Well, it’s about time. A&E has suspended Duck Dynasty‘s patriarch, Phil Robertson, for his frank Christian commentary on homosexuality. The popular show, which is about evangelical Christians, has been a wildly popular, profitable venture for A&E.  Only now, with the dismissal of Phil Robertson, have they decided that their claim of “having always been strong […]

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Rhetorical Questions: In Defense of Pope Francis

December 18, AD 2013 20 Comments
Rhetorical Questions: In Defense of Pope Francis

I read an article from the Washington Post yesterday called “Like Pope Francis? You’ll love Jesus.” Basically, it’s a tongue in cheek notation of the way in which so many left-leaning politicians, celebrities, etc, are all enthused over Pope Francis for what they perceive as a shift in Church policies and attitudes.  The author of […]

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