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Do You Fear Success?

January 28, AD2015 0 Comments
Do You Fear Success?

Woman entrepreneurs may not be aware of it but some have fear of success. It is something some Catholic entrepreneurs are often guilty of. You, too, might have success set point and are bumping up against it. How do you know you have it? Let me first share a very personal story. *** Our oldest son […]

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Being Like Rabbits and Testing God

January 27, AD2015 4 Comments
Being Like Rabbits and Testing God

On the return flight from his recent trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis offered a wide-ranging press interview. His remarks about large families and responsible parenthood have caused a great deal of confusion and hand wringing. The National Catholic Reporter and USA Today ran headlines claiming the Pope said Catholics had a moral responsibility to […]

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What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

January 27, AD2015 6 Comments
What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

The reason that a person would want to walk down the middle of a city street in one of the two largest U.S. marches, either in the cold and sometimes snowy conditions of Washington D.C. or as I did in the clear and sunny 60’s of San Francisco, is hopefully very obvious. The west coast […]

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How Will History Remember You?

January 25, AD2015 5 Comments
How Will History Remember You?

Consider for a moment the sheer gravity of this truth: that a society is fully capable of being blinded to the clear and absolute evil of an ideology, practice, or undertaking. Just think about it, regardless of your views; there is simply no denying society’s capacity for the normalization of that which even the most […]

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The Necessary Virtue of Hope

January 24, AD2015 2 Comments
The Necessary Virtue of Hope

During any phase of transition, one hears quite a bit about the importance of the theological virtues of faith and love. One is counseled to have faith in God that He will bring the best result out of the situation, while being reminded to either love those also going through the transition along the way, […]

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How To Handle Those Mixed Feelings about the Pope’s Remarks

January 23, AD2015 15 Comments
How To Handle Those Mixed Feelings about the Pope’s Remarks

It pains me to read rabid criticism from Catholics towards a real human being, who happens to be our Supreme Pontiff. At the same time, I feel sorry for the sting that large families (who selflessly welcome children and witness to our faith in their vocation) felt from that twisted now infamous rabbit interview. My […]

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Why We March for Life

January 22, AD2015 2 Comments
Why We March for Life

It has been 42 years since the Roe v Wade decision.  Many will stand again this year, united in our nation’s capital, to represent those who continue to struggle for acceptance.  The annual March For Life is an event many take part in as a way of showing solidarity in defending the most precious and […]

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Whose Life Should We Respect?

January 21, AD2015 2 Comments
Whose Life Should We Respect?

While writing this article, many are preparing for the anniversary of Roe vs Wade on January 22, 2015.  Many of us are preparing for rallies and marches for life. We may have our signs ready to go and our buses packed for a journey to stand beside others, shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, in solidarity for […]

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Traffic Sucks! Or Does It Really?

January 21, AD2015 4 Comments
Traffic Sucks! Or Does It Really?

Earlier this evening, I decided to drive north on Colorado Boulevard during rush hour. I had to run a few errands along that route and didn’t think twice about the time. Soon enough I was crawling up the street, brake lights illuminated, stoplights changing before enough cars could make it through. I have things to […]

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Aim Higher Than Purgatory

January 21, AD2015 10 Comments
Aim Higher Than Purgatory

During a homily, I heard the story told of an elderly man who had converted to the Catholic faith on his deathbed. “Why now?” many wanted to know. “I’ve been thinking about it for awhile,” he explained. “The Catholics pray for their dead and the Protestants don’t. I want to be prayed for in case […]

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Against the “Usefulness” of Religion

January 20, AD2015 6 Comments
Against the “Usefulness” of Religion

I once saw a martial arts competitor on TV, complete with mustache and mullet. The interviewer asked him what had brought him success, and he listed off the various elements: diet, discipline, hard work. Then he said, “And, I am a Christian, so I use the Lord to give me strength.” The memory is old, […]

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Does Quantum Mechanics Provide an Analogy for the Trinity?

January 19, AD2015 12 Comments
Does Quantum Mechanics Provide an Analogy for the Trinity?

Introduction A stumbling block in my conversion process was dealing with the concept of the Holy Trinity–as a Jew, a cornerstone of my minimal religious faith was the Sh’ma Yisrael, that God was One: “שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יהוה אֶחָד –  Sh’ma Yisra’el YHWH Eloheinu YHWH Eḥad” Hear O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is […]

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Announcing Our Editing Team and Photographers

January 19, AD2015 0 Comments
Announcing Our Editing Team and Photographers

We are coming up on our second anniversary of our launch, which was January 25, 2013, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Our mission has always been to “provide perspectives and education on topics that matter to citizens living the truths the Church teaches.” True to Pope Paul VI’s charge, which echo St. […]

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Lovers of Law and the Law of Love

January 16, AD2015 7 Comments
Lovers of Law and the Law of Love

There is no death on earth so severe as the death of the heart. There’s also nothing as beautiful on earth as living life to the fullest, embracing equally both joys and sorrows.  We see this so often in the lives of little children, whose little hearts are open and alive — and often far […]

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Unanswered Prayers

January 14, AD2015 5 Comments
Unanswered Prayers

My husband and I recently spoke about prayer and our prayer ministry, Pray More Novenas, at a local Theology on Tap event. After our talk, there was a short break, and then we did a question & answer session. One of the questions has stuck with me since that night, and I wanted to share […]

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Interview with Cardinal Burke, Part 3

January 14, AD2015 27 Comments
Interview with Cardinal Burke, Part 3

Recently, I had the great honor to have an audience with His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to discuss the state of Catholic men in the United States. Part One is here, and Part Two is here. The following is the third and final part: Matthew Christoff:  One of the frequent themes in the New Emangelization […]

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Interview with Cardinal Burke, Part 2

January 13, AD2015 8 Comments
Interview with Cardinal Burke, Part 2

Recently, I had the great honor to have an audience with His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to discuss the state of Catholic men in the United States. Part One of the full transcript is here. The following is Part Two: Matthew Christoff:   Your Eminence, what has been the impact of this Catholic “man-crisis” on […]

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