Category: Relationships

We Need to Hear More from The Dads

We Need to Hear More from The Dads

[ 2 ] January 23, AD 2014 |

I was watching the Pro-Life March on Washington for most of the day yesterday. I’ve smiled at how young the protesters look, marveled at the immense size of the crowd, and listened intently to the speakers. I’m in awe of this whole pro-life movement and how they continue to stand up for their fellow human […]

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Good for its own Sake?

Good for its own Sake?

[ 2 ] January 18, AD 2014 |

I’m not sure why this came to my mind, but I was praying Daytime prayer and these lines struck me: Come children and hear me that I may teach you fear of the Lord. Who is he who longs for life and many days, to enjoy prosperity? Then keep your tongue from evil and your […]

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True Love Exists Only in Movies and TV Shows

True Love Exists Only in Movies and TV Shows

[ 1 ] January 18, AD 2014 |

I was on a university break in Summer of 2011, catching up with some friends over dinner. It wasn’t long before our conversation turned to personal relationships. My friend confided his fears to me and asked, “What if I don’t love her later in life?” I’m not belittling his fear–it’s one faced by many, including […]

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Is Religious Life Repulsive?

Is Religious Life Repulsive?

[ 31 ] January 18, AD 2014 |

The vows of religious life are repulsive, at least according to an article Br. Justin Hannegan recently wrote in Crisis Magazine provokingly titled: Sacrificing Religious Life on the Altar of Egalitarianism. He writes: All forms of religious life, at their very core, consist of three vows—poverty, chastity, and obedience—and each of these vows is repulsive […]

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Don’t Text and Live: Loneliness and Technology

Don’t Text and Live: Loneliness and Technology

[ 2 ] January 15, AD 2014 |

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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One Millennial’s Restlessness

One Millennial’s Restlessness

[ 3 ] January 8, AD 2014 |

Winter is a restless time of year for me. The cold days and dark nights can be depressing. I long for the warm days of summer filled with picnics, sports and other outdoor recreation. Sitting still in the house can make me feel restless. I want to go out and conquer the world, not just […]

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Families Support Each Other

Families Support Each Other

[ 1 ] January 8, AD 2014 |

A man shared with me recently that at his swimming competitions when he was a little boy, he would watch his teammate embrace his coach at the end of competitions and think of his own father. Although his father never went to his swimming competitions (only his mother), the image of his teammate embracing his coach at […]

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Why I Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin

Why I Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin

[ 12 ] January 3, AD 2014 |

I recently read an article on Huffington Post entitled “Why I Can’t Say ‘Love the Sinner/Hate the Sin’ Anymore.” The author, Micah Murray, is obviously a very caring individual, and I understand where he is coming from. He hates the idea that we would see gays – or anyone – as someone substandard, someone who is “other” […]

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2014, Moment by Moment

2014, Moment by Moment

[ 3 ] December 31, AD 2013 |

It’s that time of the year again, the last day of the year. A time for us to reflect, look back upon this past year of our lives and all it contained. The joys, the sorrows, the mishaps, the successes. The births and the deaths. It’s a time to reevaluate our lives. It’s also a […]

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Parables In Parenting

Parables In Parenting

[ 2 ] December 30, AD 2013 |

Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. These lines always seemed particularly beautiful to me, even as a child. They are so intimate, so feminine. When I became a mother myself they became even more powerful because they reveal the heart of a mother, pondering the mystery of her child, her heart […]

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A Christmas Wish

A Christmas Wish

[ 0 ] December 25, AD 2013 |

When I was a girl, Santa Claus always came while we were at Midnight Mass. It was one of my favorite traditions. We would get home around 1:00 am, the tree would be ablaze with lights and the presents were heaped in piles around it. It was years before I figured out how it was […]

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Six More Reasons Why Everyone Should Have kids

Six More Reasons Why Everyone Should Have kids

[ 237 ] December 21, AD 2013 |

Last August, I wrote about why everyone should have kids. At several points in the combox, I was called out for being selfish. According to both troll and pleasant soul, the reasons I provided in said post were all about me. It got me thinking, perhaps I am guilty of such crimes? And so, here’s […]

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Loneliness–The Greatest Tragedy Of All

Loneliness–The Greatest Tragedy Of All

[ 0 ] December 20, AD 2013 |

Each year, as so many of us wrap gifts, baste the Christmas turkey and look forward to the holiday fun, there is a growing proportion who will neither receive a gift, enjoy a festive meal or have the opportunity to celebrate with loved ones. These people are not only the homeless, the physically and mentally […]

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Singles! Advent is Our Time

Singles! Advent is Our Time

[ 4 ] December 19, AD 2013 |

Be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Luke 12:36 As another glorious Christmas approaches, many of us in the single state of life are experiencing mixed emotions. Who doesn’t enjoy the […]

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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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“Dashing” Through The Christmas Season

“Dashing” Through The Christmas Season

[ 2 ] December 15, AD 2013 |

Let me start off by saying that I love Christmas. I really do. While the decorations and tree trimming and family dinners and presents are all fantastic, I love Christmas because it is the birthday of Our Lord, and one of the foremost liturgical feasts of the year. Having said that, it is often the […]

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