Category: Health & Fitness

NCAA Basketball and Seeking Glory

NCAA Basketball and Seeking Glory

[ 1 ] April 8, AD 2014 |

By the time you are reading this, we will have crowned a new NCAA champion; since the final four has not yet happened while I write, that team could be Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin, or Connecticut. Most of us are familiar with the events which will happen this weekend: Saturday night will have two games (one […]

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The Difference Between Hockey, Football, and Soccer is Catholicism

The Difference Between Hockey, Football, and Soccer is Catholicism

[ 17 ] April 1, AD 2014 |

*Warning* I’m an unabashed fan of hockey. I am biased, and I do believe hockey is not only the best sport but the most analogous to Catholicism. Imagine my delight when I discovered Alyssa Bormes book, “The Catechism of Hockey,” which is published by The American Chesterton Society. It’s a delightful book, but maybe more […]

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Emotions: A Human Thing, Not a Woman Thing

Emotions: A Human Thing, Not a Woman Thing

[ 2 ] January 11, AD 2014 |

Last month, a fellow blogger asked me what I — as a woman — think it means to be a man. So in a comment on his blog, I wrote the following: I could write a whole post (and perhaps I will after I finish my book!). But here’s what comes to mind at first: A […]

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Merry Digital Christmas

Merry Digital Christmas

[ 0 ] December 15, AD 2013 |

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?

Cardinal Dolan, Can You Please Clarify?

[ 8 ] December 4, AD 2013 |

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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Tyrannical Charity

Tyrannical Charity

[ 1 ] November 6, AD 2013 |

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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Perks of Embarrassment

Perks of Embarrassment

[ 2 ] October 26, AD 2012 |

After almost a year of ballet I’m still super horrible. I never realized how physically demanding it was, how literally every muscle in your body has to be in control and your mind has to juggle a litany of steps. I didn’t know progress would be so slow and I didn’t know I have bad […]

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The Allure Of the Crunchy Catholic

The Allure Of the Crunchy Catholic

[ 21 ] October 22, AD 2012 |

Flax oil was the gateway.  When I got engaged two years ago and signed up for Natural Family Planning courses, I received a hefty box containing workbooks, charts, a thermometer, and most interestingly, the book Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon.  Figuring the months leading up to my wedding and eventually, babies, were as good a […]

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HGH and Contraception

HGH and Contraception

[ 8 ] October 17, AD 2012 |

Imagine living in a desert of burning sand. Sand so hot that any hotter it turns to glass. Now imagine that scorching drops of fire fall from the sky and the only way to escape these fiery flakes is to continue running. Now imagine that this episode lasts for all eternity.

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You’re Insane

You’re Insane

[ 4 ] September 27, AD 2012 |

For months, I sat in the dark in the middle of the night nursing our sleepless baby and watching Insanity infomercials. There was nothing else on at 2 am. Motherhood taught me that early morning television is a vapid wasteland of mind rot. Who knew? I was inspired. My atrophied, postpartum muscles were crying for […]

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The Failure Rate

The Failure Rate

[ 13 ] September 6, AD 2012 |

I have been told more times than I can count that if I were truly against abortion I would have to be pro-contraception. “Contraception prevents unwanted pregnancies,” the argument goes, “so putting women on reliable birth control would cut down on unwanted pregnancies and there would be fewer abortions.”

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Save Camp Gargano!

Save Camp Gargano!

June 4, AD 2012 |

A Catholic Retreat Center for Men is in Danger of being shut down! You Can Help! The mission of Camp Gargano is to strengthen and encourage men body, mind and soul and to awaken the spiritual warrior. The mission of CAMP GARGANO is important in our world today. Strengthening and encouraging men to be the […]

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Ballet Diaries

Ballet Diaries

[ 2 ] March 18, AD 2012 |

When I was little I’d wear tutus around the house and pretend I was a famous Prima Ballerina twirling in grace and splendor. I thought that maybe one day I would just wake up and I’d be graceful and splendid if I just wished hard enough. At some point I decided that perhaps I should […]

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French Fries vs. The Bread of Life

French Fries vs. The Bread of Life

[ 12 ] January 9, AD 2012 |

I had been overweight for as long as I can remember. The pictures tell the story. By fourth grade I had chipmunk cheeks and extra padding. By sixth grade I was plain old fat. In fact, when I started middle school, I weighed more then I do now, as a 28 year old woman. There’s […]

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Tim Tebow, a Source of Inspiration

Tim Tebow, a Source of Inspiration

[ 9 ] December 14, AD 2011 |

Just about everybody in the nation has an opinion about Tim Tebow so I thought I’d weigh in. Tebow is one of the most polarizing figures in modern sports.  Sure, other NFL Quarterbacks are Christians, such as Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers and Kurt Warner but nobody else wears their faith on their sleeve quite like […]

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Tell THAT to the NUNS!

Tell THAT to the NUNS!

[ 1 ] December 11, AD 2011 |

        ‘Nuff said.

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