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Author Archive: Leila Miller

Leila Miller is a wife and mother of eight children who has a penchant for writing and a passion for teaching the Catholic Faith in simple ways. This summa cum laude Boston College graduate also enjoys debating secularists, and in her spare time she fancies herself a bit of a Catholic matchmaker. She manages two blogs that accommodate those hobbies well: Little Catholic Bubble, and the invite-only Catholic Moms Matchmaking.

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Planned Parenthood Protest: Educating One Heart At A Time

August 24, AD2015 5 Comments
Planned Parenthood Protest: Educating One Heart At A Time

*On Saturday, August 22, 2015, the Respect Life Committee of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (my own parish!) hosted one of hundreds of nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood, calling for an end to its federal funding. When my friends and I arrived at Planned Parenthood’s Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, there were already plenty of […]

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Laughing at Dead Babies: The Avenging Conscience

August 18, AD2015 6 Comments
Laughing at Dead Babies: The Avenging Conscience

A while back, I read a disturbing blog post by Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and author of the book, UnPlanned. She recounts her early experiences in the clinic: It took a few weeks before I got the alarm code to our clinic. I guess it takes that long for them […]

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My Answers To Questions About Gay Marriage

June 24, AD2015 294 Comments
My Answers To Questions About Gay Marriage

With regard to gay “marriage”, here is a list of the questions I come across most often, with my brief answers: -1- “Why are you against gay marriage?” It’s not that I am against gay “marriage” per se, it’s that gay “marriage” is an ontological impossibility. It’s like asking why I am against square circles. […]

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Are You Waiting for the Church to Change Her Teachings?

April 28, AD2015 91 Comments
Are You Waiting for the Church to Change Her Teachings?

If there is one sentiment that baffles me more than any other, it’s this: The Catholic Church will be changing her teachings, and I only need watch and wait. I am foolish for not seeing the “big picture” of how it’s all going to go down. It’s inevitable. The Church will come around, the Church will […]

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“I Am Woman” — Ironic Ode to the Embryo‏

February 3, AD2015 8 Comments
“I Am Woman” — Ironic Ode to the Embryo‏

My husband is the early riser in the family, and on most weekend mornings I stumble downstairs, bleary-eyed, as the kitchen radio screams out the hits of the 1970s. This can be torture or it can be wonderful, depending on my mood and the song. One morning, my positive energy surged I when I recognized […]

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Infallible Does Not Mean Sinless

November 11, AD2014 51 Comments
Infallible Does Not Mean Sinless

A quick reminder that infallible does not mean sinless. Here are some quick facts about the papacy: 1) All of the 266 popes have sinned, including the first pope, St. Peter, who committed among the worst of sins: He denied Our Lord three times during the Passion. 2) While all of the popes have been […]

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Suffering, Catholic Style!‏

October 17, AD2014 66 Comments
Suffering, Catholic Style!‏

A while back on my personal blog, I presented a secular view of suffering. I posited that, for the secular left, suffering is seen as worse than sin or death. Suffering has no meaning, and the goal becomes maximizing pleasure and avoiding pain. There is a very different view of suffering on the Catholic side o’ town. […]

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Why I Never Should Have Had Eight Children

September 16, AD2014 26 Comments
Why I Never Should Have Had Eight Children

Long ago, I wrote a blog post explaining how to raise eight children without even trying. Today, I’m going to tell you why I never should have had eight children in the first place. Had I listened to the devil and modern conventional wisdom, that is. When I was a happy mother of four, seriously considering […]

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Did Jesus Really Die and Rise?

August 19, AD2014 164 Comments
Did Jesus Really Die and Rise?

Christian belief boils down to one thing: The literal, bodily resurrection of a man named Jesus, who lived in first century Palestine. If Jesus of Nazareth did not die on a Roman cross, if he was not buried, and if he did not rise again on the third day, alive, then you have no reason […]

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Contraception Leads to Abortion: Come and See

July 22, AD2014 4 Comments
Contraception Leads to Abortion: Come and See

For most of my teen years and early twenties, I openly opposed abortion. When I was occasionally asked if I opposed contraception, too, I always responded like this: “No, I don’t have a problem with contraception, because contraception prevents abortions!” Everyone always agreed with my answer, because it was common sense: Widespread acceptance and use of contraception […]

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Protestantism is Subjective, Catholicism is Objective

May 27, AD2014 72 Comments
Protestantism is Subjective, Catholicism is Objective

Please note: When I address the differences between Catholics and Protestants, I am addressing doctrinal issues; I am not judging anyone\’s personal holiness or love for Christ. Once upon a time, five hundred years ago, a group of Christians broke away from the Catholic Church in protest, declaring that the Bible was a Christian\’s only […]

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Progressives, When is Your Progress Complete?

May 1, AD2014 81 Comments
Progressives, When is Your Progress Complete?

\”We all want progress, but if you\’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.\”  — C.S. Lewis Progressives, this post is for you. I have a question for you that is real and weighty […]

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Sterilization: Is it Getting \”Fixed\” or Getting Broken?

March 12, AD2014 3 Comments
Sterilization: Is it Getting \”Fixed\” or Getting Broken?

Those of us who defend Church teaching on human sexuality often focus on the immorality of contraception: condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, birth control pills, birth control patches, birth control rings, birth control sponges, birth control implants, birth control injections, IUDs… and whatever other contraceptives I am forgetting (I am sure scientists are working on more ways […]

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The Sheer Idiocy of \”Every Child a Wanted Child\”

February 4, AD2014 21 Comments
The Sheer Idiocy of \”Every Child a Wanted Child\”

“Every child a wanted child” has to be one of the more insidious pro-abortion slogans. Think about this silly little euphemism for a second. There are only two ways to ensure a child’s “wantedness”: 1) We start wanting the children we create. or 2) We kill all the unwanted children. The first option is the […]

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Catholic Parenting: What I\’ve Done Right

January 7, AD2014 37 Comments
Catholic Parenting: What I\’ve Done Right

As parenting goes, the Lord knows I\’ve done a lot of things wrong. But there are a few things I\’ve done right. After mulling over my 22 years of rearing eight children (and asking the older kids for their thoughts), I have come up with my three indispensable keys to effective Catholic parenting: Moral formation is […]

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Adoration: Guess Who\’s in the Neighborhood?

November 12, AD2013 13 Comments
Adoration:  Guess Who\’s in the Neighborhood?

As I drive around town shuttling kids to and fro, I pass by one or more Catholic churches. On my good days, I remember Who is inside, and I make a quick head bow and the Sign of the Cross as I pass. Sometimes I think of all the cars whizzing by these churches, with occupants going […]

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Scrupulosity: A Little Bit of Hell

October 15, AD2013 71 Comments
Scrupulosity: A Little Bit of Hell

Do you never feel forgiven no matter how many times you confess your sins? Do you obsess over blasphemous thoughts that invade your mind against your will? Do you agonize about whether or not something you\’ve done is sinful, even when other faithful Catholics and even your priest assure you that it\’s not? Is your […]

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