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To Live and To Love

To Live and To Love

[ 0 ] October 28, AD 2014 |

By now you’ve probably heard of Brittany Maynard. She is a young woman who will be preemptively ending her life on November 1 through physician-assisted suicide. She said she wishes to spare her family and herself the pain and suffering that would lie ahead for them because of her brain cancer. Certainly this is a […]

Keys

Keys

[ 1 ] October 27, AD 2014 |

I know a man, a very good and even holy man, whom I love dearly. This man has a curious and unassailable certainty that if he could just find the right question he would save the world. That is, if he can find a perfectly worded question with either a yes or no answer and […]

Considerations About the Synod

Considerations About the Synod

[ 2 ] October 26, AD 2014 |

In light of the many articles and comments arising from the recent Synod on the Family, I would like to offer some thoughts on the topic at hand that may be helpful for others who are attempting to follow the news on this issue. In any academic setting, and even in every investigative setting, one […]

What Can We Learn From Homosexual People?

What Can We Learn From Homosexual People?

[ 27 ] October 24, AD 2014 |

As Catholics, we take the good out of every situation, thought, or idea because the good is of God. If something is true, regardless of the origin, then we stake a claim on it from the God of Truth. When we see beauty, it participates in the beauty of God. It reminds me of St. […]

The Attack on the Natural Woman

The Attack on the Natural Woman

[ 5 ] October 23, AD 2014 |

There has been a general trend in the air for a few years now, one that calls for a return to what is “natural:” natural foods, natural materials, natural cleaning products, you name it. Although advertisers have, as usual, taken great advantage of the trend and made some laughable “natural” products, it seems, in general, […]

The Ten Virtues of Mary Series

The Ten Virtues of Mary Series

[ 1 ] October 23, AD 2014 |

This content was originally published at To the Heights and has been reformatted for the Ignitum Today readers! If you’re a faithful Catholic woman, chances are you’ve heard advice along the lines of, “Just be like Our Lady” more times than you can count. And if you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve silently responded, “What […]

Catholic Canines

Catholic Canines

[ 4 ] October 22, AD 2014 |

It’s a very long story, but suffice it to say, my husband and I are planning to bring home a dog at the end of this week. Many people have expressed interest (to put it nicely) in why we are bringing home a dog when we do not yet have and are not currently expecting […]

Slow Down and Think

Slow Down and Think

[ 2 ] October 21, AD 2014 |

By the time this post will actually be present on the good old internet, the Synod on the Family currently taking place in Rome will have concluded. While it might to you, then, seem a bit dated for me to write a commentary on a Synod that is over and probably will have fallen out […]

The Grace of Yes: A Review

The Grace of Yes: A Review

[ 1 ] October 20, AD 2014 |

The cover appropriately displays a fish out of water. Ever felt like that? Like you were in over your head? Like you were way outside of your comfort zone? Then this book is for you! Part spiritual memoir/part advice book, like many of Lisa Hendey’s writings, it takes you to the heart of a life […]

Gratitude, Whos, and Whats

Gratitude, Whos, and Whats

[ 1 ] October 19, AD 2014 |

Everyone likes to hear the words, “Thank you.” Here is why deep down we all recognize a personal God.