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3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From…Nuns?

Catholic nuns. When you think of them, you may harken back to grade school, or your great aunt Sister Mary, or maybe even Sally Field flying around your TV screen. But consider taking another look at Catholic nuns. They’re not all rulers, dunce chairs, and old women anymore. They’re marketing geniuses. (Crazy about nuns? So …

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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 with hot, summer sunshine, sweat pooling on my back, when as a child, year after year, we attended the Memorial Day service in my small town. Some years I marched …

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Why We Need Work

Last week  The Daily Caller broke the news feature about the Labor Department attempting  to ban farm chores. When I alerted my dad who is a life-long farmer about the new rule, he was speechless. As he scanned the news article his first comment was “This is a joke, right” To someone who has lived his life defined …

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Just Feed One

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat…” -Matthew 25:34 In my post last week, “Lord, When?”, I challenged myself and all …

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Lord, When?

I sat down to read the newspaper, baby napping, hot coffee in hand. The headline – 1 in 15 Americans Now Part of Poorest Poor – caught my attention and my heart. At least 20 million Americans, or nearly 7 percent of the population, are “poorest poor”. As if “poor” isn’t a hard enough pill …

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In Remembrance

His name is Michael. He would have turned two this month. We had been married for 2 months, to the day. March 3, 2009. I remember taking the pregnancy test. Positive. Positive?! Positively. Overwhelming surprise washed over me. My hand moved instinctively to my stomach. Life, there inside me. I moved forward with purpose from …

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Building a Distributist and a Catholic Economy through Cooperatives

I currently live on an island somewhere in the Philippines, in a city called Cebu. Here is where I’m studying to get my marketing degree and possibly in the near future, a degree in economics. I lived here since I was seventeen and I guess I could already call this place home. But that’s not …

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