Look Really Cute and Eat All You Want

[ 3 ] June 25, AD 2014 |
Look Really Cute and Eat All You Want

Here are some of my tips for eating as much as you want and never worrying about weight… it’s all just added cuteness. Make sure your ingredients are all natural. I make sure mine are not processed, not artificial, straight from the source and unaltered. Nature knows best I say. Have food and drink always […]

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Book Review: Gene Wolfe’s The Wizard Knight

[ 3 ] June 24, AD 2014 |
Book Review: Gene Wolfe’s <em>The Wizard Knight</em>

An entertaining book might be enjoyed on the first reading, but discarded after the second. A good book, on the other hand, gets better after the second reading, and a great one never grows old no matter how ancient. One might learn more upon the fiftieth reading of Plato’s Republic than from the first or […]

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Whatever Isn’t Love

[ 7 ] June 24, AD 2014 |
Whatever Isn’t Love

I was crying again. Sitting in the semi-darkness, the only light coming from the muted TV. Rocking her, always rocking her. My little 3rd child, the one who smiled at me first. The one who cries and cries when not in arms. The one whose body relaxes as I ease her into the Ergo, heart […]

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Hell: Vacancy or No Vacancy?

[ 18 ] June 23, AD 2014 |
Hell: Vacancy or No Vacancy?

“I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”—The Eleventh Doctor The above passage is one of my favorite quotes from Doctor Who. There’s nothing exactly profound about it, but that’s often what’s so genius about The Doctor. In the past, I struggled with being […]

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Taking the Gospel to the streets of Facebook

[ 2 ] June 23, AD 2014 |
Taking the Gospel to the streets of Facebook

I could be very mistaken, but I suspect that the majority of readers here and at other Catholic blogs are somewhat in the choir. If I were to do a survey, then I would bet that our audience here is somewhat like the audience of the active members in parishes. We enjoy our Catholic faith, […]

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The Priest’s Sacrifice and Yours

[ 1 ] June 22, AD 2014 |
The Priest’s Sacrifice and Yours

“You received Holy Communion this morning and that is well, but you must do more, make a general confession and offer your communion for the conversion of sinners.” These were the words the Queen of Heaven spoke in 1859 to a Belgian immigrant named Adele Brise in Champion, Wisconsin. In 1917 the children in Fatima […]

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So Much Time and So Little to Do

[ 3 ] June 20, AD 2014 |
So Much Time and So Little to Do

“We have so much time, and so little to do… Stop, strike that, reverse it.”  - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I have a problem. You see, things are busy. Life with four small kids, a house to clean, food to prepare, a few projects on the go, people to see or call, things […]

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The One Thing You Need to Know About Fulton Sheen’s Cause

[ 9 ] June 19, AD 2014 |
The One Thing You Need to Know About Fulton Sheen’s Cause

It’s not over. Earlier this week the Sheen Foundation shared a press release stating that “the seven-member theological commission who advise the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican unanimously agreed that a reported miracle should be attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen.” The alleged miracle […]

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Dealing with the Dark Side of History

[ 3 ] June 19, AD 2014 |
Dealing with the Dark Side of History

The Dark Ages, The Crusades, the Inquisition, Galileo, the mistrial of St. Joan of Arc, sales of indulgences during the Renaissance, Catholics massacring Protestants, the treatment of the natives in Spain’s former colonies, popes with pro-Nazi sympathies during World War II – many cite these and many more examples in an attempt to portray the […]

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My Dream Has Come True

[ 2 ] June 18, AD 2014 |
My Dream Has Come True

If 10 years ago you were to have told me I would be a Christian, I would not have believed you. If five years ago you were to have told me I would be a Catholic, I might have puked. If on the day of my confirmation to the Catholic Church you were to have […]

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Why Fulton Sheen? Why Now?

[ 1 ] June 17, AD 2014 |
Why Fulton Sheen? Why Now?

Today is a very exciting day for all those who love Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation’s press release says: The seven-member theological commission who advise the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican unanimously agreed that a reported miracle should be attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant […]

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Book Review: Partners in Holiness by Melaine Ryther

[ 1 ] June 17, AD 2014 |
Book Review: <i>Partners in Holiness</i> by Melaine Ryther

Goodreads | Amazon Partners in Holiness is a poignant book telling us little-known stories about saints and how their angels guided them. It is a powerful reminder of how our Guardian Angels are ever-present, helping us in times of trouble. We can’t see these friends, and usually forget their presence. The book opened my eyes […]

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Five Books That Changed My Life

[ 16 ] June 17, AD 2014 |
Five Books That Changed My Life

Books come into our lives at different times for different purposes, sort of like friends. And like friends, some have a great impact and stay with you forever. Here is a list of five books (aside from Sacred Scripture) that have changed my life. It is not a reflection of the five best books out there, […]

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The Myth of 100%

[ 3 ] June 16, AD 2014 |
The Myth of 100%

With my own marriage mere weeks old now, I can’t help but reflect on this notion that you have to be 100% sure about the person you are going to marry before you get engaged. Somehow this notion of “100% certainty” has taken over with many of my friends near and far. Allow me, if you will, […]

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When the Joy of Faith is Gone

[ 1 ] June 14, AD 2014 |
When the Joy of Faith is Gone

In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Although you have […]

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