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Cecily G. Lowe is a senior majoring in History at a Catholic college she dearly loves. Though completing her first poem around the age of eight, she never thought she would end up a writer… until now! For everything she accomplishes, she is grateful to her supportive friends and to the Holy Trinity. When she isn’t praying, studying, or writing, she can be found criticizing the thinking of the Enlightenment, singing under her breath, and joyfully befuddling those nearest her by spouting off random movie quotes.

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A Reflection on the Last Words of Christ

April 12, AD2017 4 Comments
A Reflection on the Last Words of Christ

The words Christ spoke on the cross are some of the most important in history. Because of how important His Passion was, every word He said was uttered with purpose and significance, such as fulfilling the Messianic prophecies or giving a just reward to the good thief. I am very far from the first and […]

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The Problem with Participation Awards

February 20, AD2017 6 Comments
The Problem with Participation Awards

Have you ever noticed the trend in today’s society to give everyone who participates in something, no matter how trivial their contribution, some sort of “award” for their participation? Even the worst players on the Little League team get something shiny to hang in their rooms for bothering to show up to the game. Maybe unimportant, […]

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Should We Keep “the Spirit of Christmas” Alive?

January 22, AD2017 0 Comments
Should We Keep “the Spirit of Christmas” Alive?

Merry Christmas!  Though Epiphany is now over, there is an old tradition in the Church that the Christmas season actually lasts up until the feast of Candlemas in February.  Of course, most people outside the Church think Christmas is already over by December 26th. While our Protestant brethren do differ from us in celebrating Christmas […]

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Beauty in Entertainment and God

November 22, AD2016 1 Comment
Beauty in Entertainment and God

Last June, I went to see a movie with my father and my brothers.  This movie was entertainment intended mainly for an audience of children.  Partway into the film, I started to feel uncomfortable due to a few crude jokes added to the movie to make the adults in the audience laugh. That same month, […]

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How the Feminist Sexual Revolution Sabotaged Its Own Goals

October 27, AD2016 3 Comments
How the Feminist Sexual Revolution Sabotaged Its Own Goals

It’s October, which means that Halloween is almost here.  In the spirit of the occasion, I decided to tackle some interesting issues  in a Halloween op ed written last year by a liberal, presumably feminist, mother named Leora Tanenbaum.  The op ed  is called, “Your Daughter Wants a Sexy Halloween Costume.  How You Should Say Yes.” […]

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Modern Morality as Explained by Taylor Swift

September 23, AD2016 2 Comments
Modern Morality as Explained by Taylor Swift

When I first heard the song “Girl at Home” by Taylor Swift, I thought it was somewhat inappropriate.  However, I liked the melody, and because of that I eventually decided that it was not a bad listening choice for most adults and older teenagers. One day when I was listening to the song, I realized that, […]

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On Relationships in Modern Society

August 24, AD2016 3 Comments
On Relationships in Modern Society

For a long time I have perceived myself as someone who loved to think, even if my thoughts tended to pop up at odd times. As a consequence of my thoughts’ unconventional timing, sometimes what I write is caused either by thinking about something new, or something old in a new way. This time, it […]

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Life Well Ended: Part II

July 23, AD2016 2 Comments
Life Well Ended: Part II

Suffering is a Reality… When Perceived as Such Since its premiere a few weeks ago, there has been a lot of discussion of the film Me Before You, an adaptation of the novel by Jojo Moyes.  For those who do not know, the plot revolves around a man named Will Traynor who was left a […]

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Life Well Ended: Part 1

July 22, AD2016 0 Comments
Life Well Ended: Part 1

Perversion Inherent in Me Before You Since its premiere a few weeks ago, there has been a lot of discussion of the film Me Before You, an adaptation of the novel by Jojo Moyes.  For those who do not know, the plot revolves around a man named Will Traynor who was left a quadriplegic by […]

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An Unfulfilled Dream and a Fulfillment of Trust

June 13, AD2016 0 Comments
An Unfulfilled Dream and a Fulfillment of Trust

In my last article, I wrote about my Rome semester.  Obviously, my journey through the Eternal City contained lots of different experiences, both good and bad, and trying to describe all of them would be impossible.  However, I would like to highlight one in particular now, because it held a significance beyond what happened at […]

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A Rome Story

April 1, AD2016 0 Comments
A Rome Story

Last month marked one year since the start of my junior semester abroad in Rome.  Because of the timeliness, and the fact that I’ve never shared it in full before, I thought now would be a good time to tell my story, inasmuch as I can do it justice. My Life’s Cross First of all, […]

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One Day’s Question, Another Day’s Answer

March 1, AD2016 3 Comments
One Day’s Question, Another Day’s Answer

Once there was a young homeschooled girl who had a rather inquisitive mind. The problem with her inquisitiveness was that the questions she most enjoyed pondering did not always tend to the subjects her mother taught her out of books. As the girl tried her best to be obedient in learning history and literature and […]

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The Reality—or Lack Thereof—of Time Travel

January 29, AD2016 0 Comments
The Reality—or Lack Thereof—of Time Travel

(Spoiler alert: for those of you who have not seen the Back to the Future trilogy, particularly the second installment, reading this could potentially take some excitement out of watching it, but if that doesn’t bother you, read on!) This past summer, my brother brought home his movie collection and one evening arbitrarily chose to […]

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Musings on Maturity

January 9, AD2016 1 Comment
Musings on Maturity

A couple of years ago, I read a book in which one of the characters, while being interviewed, was posed the question, “When does a girl become a woman?”  I, at the time, decided to answer it this way: “A girl becomes a woman when she is ready to take on the responsibility that comes […]

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The Enemy of Radical Feminism is Not Men

December 18, AD2015 11 Comments
The Enemy of Radical Feminism is Not Men

I never thought much of those who subscribe to the label of “radical feminist,” but I never saw that movement as much of a big deal either. However, a recent catalyst in my life made me realize how wrong I was. Men, Brainwashed with Feminism? This catalyst came in two parts: a conversation and a […]

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In Defense of Childhood

November 14, AD2015 7 Comments
In Defense of Childhood

In my hometown, the local newspaper runs several advice columns, including one by a Christian pastor. A few years ago, around Eastertime, I was perusing the paper and noticed that one man wrote in to the pastor, saying that while he could accept most Christian tenets, he had utter incredulity for the notion of the […]

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Work: Suffering or Sustenance?

October 9, AD2015 0 Comments
Work:  Suffering or Sustenance?

Most of my fellow full-time students, once school ends for the summer, get jobs.  There are obvious motives for this, like wanting money to pay for said education or just with which to fool around, but could there be some less overt reasons for it as well?  The summer after my senior year of high […]

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Death to the Minds of Men: the “Gospel” of 1984

September 11, AD2015 5 Comments
Death to the Minds of Men: the “Gospel” of 1984

(For those of you who are not familiar with the book 1984, be forewarned: plot spoilers ahead!) How It Started I first read George Orwell’s 1984 when I was thirteen. Though I did get somewhat bogged down in it at times, enough of my initial interest remained and I was able to finish it. I found […]

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