Books
Abigail C. Reimel

Someone, Please, Like Me…

“Stockholm syndrome, individuals’ desperate attempts to become like their captors.  On a lesser scale it was why good German citizens followed Hitler, Ryan said.  Or

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Columnists
Arleen Spenceley

Thoughts On Being Alone

I sit today in a silent church, the only one in the pew. The only one in the building. I think about the time I

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Career
Theresa Noble

Is Religious Life Repulsive?

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

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Relationships
Elynne Whaley

Singles! Advent is Our Time

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

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Dating
Amanda Sloan

Denied the City

But when sex is divorced from love there is a feeling that one has been stopped at the vestibule of the castle of pleasure; that

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Get Involved!

I have worked and volunteered for the church for over 20 years now, helping to teach my first Religious Education class when I was a

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Single Life
Amanda Sloan

Not Alone: Envy and Singlehood

Just in case you haven’t seen it, there is a wonderful series going on in the blogosphere called the “Not Alone Series”. The writers are

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Columnists
Abigail C. Reimel

Not Alone: “Just Friends?”

The dreaded phrase, “I think it would be better if we were just friends“, has been feared by teenagers for decades.  The fear that, after

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Books
Abigail C. Reimel

Five Books for Summer

Summer officially started last week, which means the annual sale on beach paperbacks has begun.  But since many of the quick-read bestsellers are not exactly

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Family
Molly

Pew Isolation

I recently had dinner with three fabulous girls. One is married, the other two are single. Our conversation turned towards the single life and we

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The Devil Is in Comparison

I can hardly tell you how often I’ve had the following thoughts lately: “She’s married with three kids and she is only a year older

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Coming Out: Catholic

Christ equals Love It was just another typical night out with a good friend. I was in my early twenties and life back then seemed so

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