Columnists
Sarah Babbs

After Edel

I was unable to attend the Edel Gathering in Charleston this year, but seeing all of the stories, tweets, and beautiful smiles on the faces

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New Media
Sarah Babbs

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,

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Jobs
Sarah Babbs

In Memoriam

He hated tattoos, my paternal grandfather. He died when I was 11, but I remember a conversation, one of many had during summer visits to

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Catholic and Infertile

“The English language lacks the words ‘to mourn an absence.’ For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend we have all manner

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Columnists
Sarah Babbs

What Should We Do?

We are soaked in blood. I am soaked in blood. There is so much blood everywhere we look, that we”ve stopped recognizing it. I”ve stopped

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Columnists
Sarah Babbs

Squeaky Clean

I had the interesting experience of going to both confession and the dentist back to back this week. On Thursday I had my semi-annual tooth

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Jobs
Sarah Babbs

In Blackwater Woods

November is, for me, a month associated with death and dying. On November 1, we celebrate the feast of the all the Saints. In addition

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Career
Sarah Babbs

Open Hands, Empty or Full

“There”s nothing harder than learning how to receive.” -Over the Rhine When we started out as newly marrieds, learning NFP, we didn”t know anyone else

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Men's Issues
Sarah Babbs

Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Saturday was the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. The celebration of Mary standing at the foot of the cross. The suffering mother of the

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Family
Sarah Babbs

The First and Vital Cell

Human beings are essentially social in nature. The second theme of Catholic social teaching is the importance of social relationships and participation in society for

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Career
Sarah Babbs

The Power of Beauty

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put

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Catholic Education
Sarah Babbs

Lights for Christ

I hadn”t thought much about Catholic education as a young adult. I attended a public school for K-12 and then chose my small, liberal arts

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Pro Patria Mori

**WARNING: This post contains photos of war, which should be disturbing for many.** “In Flander”s Field the poppies grow….” is a poem I immediately assosciate

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Columnists
Sarah Babbs

What Mercy Looks Like

When Stacy announced this symposium on Mercy and Killing, two words sprang immediately to mind: Capital Punishment. Perhaps it’s the years I spent as an

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Columnists
Sarah Babbs

Leaning Back

She leaned back into the soapy water, and we heard “whack!” as her head hit the side of the tub. Screaming ensued. Daddy swooped in,

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