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A Person’s A Person No Matter How Small

May 25, AD2016 1 Comment
A Person’s A Person No Matter How Small

That famous line comes from the book Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Suess. The books main character of Horton the Elephant, while splashing in a pool, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. Horton believes that a small person lives on the speck and places it on a clover, vowing to protect […]

Sexuality without Procreation in The Children of Men

May 25, AD2016 1 Comment
Sexuality without Procreation in The Children of Men

The English author P. D. James is likely best known for her murder mysteries, but especially worthy of discussion is her science fiction story The Children of Men. Set in the near future, there has not been a baby born for twenty-five years. In this story, partly told from the perspective of Theo Faron, a history […]

Book Review: Chiara Corbella Petrillo’s Lovestory

May 24, AD2016 0 Comments
Book Review: Chiara Corbella Petrillo’s Lovestory

That Our Lady brings couples together is not news to me. But the unique love story of one such Italian couple that began with Our Lady’s obvious presence and ended on what the world deems a tragedy is something I don’t read everyday. Chiara Corbela Petrillo was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 28, […]

John Adams and the Mass

May 24, AD2016 4 Comments
John Adams and the Mass

Adams was Unsympathetic to the Catholic Faith John Adams, second President of these United States, was a man of very firm convictions.   Once he decided to support a cause, most notably American independence, nothing on this Earth could convince him to change his mind.  In regard to religion, he was raised a Congregationalist.  Although described as a […]

Zero Catholics, Two Protestants, One Difficult Choice

May 23, AD2016 6 Comments
Zero Catholics, Two Protestants, One Difficult Choice

This election cycle’s primaries have been interesting and contentious. They have also been full of surprises and even unsettling in a couple different ways. But it now looks as though we will have to make a choice in November between two not-so-wonderful Protestant candidates for President – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The amount of […]

Walking Between the Tablet and the Calf

May 23, AD2016 0 Comments
Walking Between the Tablet and the Calf

You may recall in Scripture, how the people, impatient that Moses had not returned from the Mount where he was receiving The Ten Commandments, did call upon Aaron to make a golden calf which they could worship and, although they did offend God very much, were only spared immediate destruction by the pleas of Moses […]

Serving the World through Our Children

May 22, AD2016 0 Comments
Serving the World through Our Children

Relaxation takes many forms. From exercising, to reading a good book, to sitting on the beach watching a beautiful sunset. There are wonderful ways to unwind in our lives. Since the birth of the newest addition to our family, I have now found a new one – giving a bottle. There is something rewarding about […]

Scrupulosity: What It Is and How to Overcome It

May 21, AD2016 4 Comments
Scrupulosity: What It Is and How to Overcome It

  Scrupulosity, in the Catholic sense, is the tendency to focus on our sins too much, forgetting Our Redeemer and His mercy in the process. It is the tendency to remember the law while forgetting the Law Giver. A person with “a case of the scruples” has likely forgotten that the law was made for […]

The Immaculate Heart of Mary

May 21, AD2016 4 Comments
The Immaculate Heart of Mary

There are many devotions in the Holy Catholic Church, all of which lead us to Christ. None of them exist for any purpose other than to help us to know Jesus, to love Jesus, and to serve Jesus in this world, so that we get to spend a blissful eternity with Him in Heaven, forever. […]

Why Even Faithful Catholics Suffer From Mental Illness

May 20, AD2016 53 Comments
Why Even Faithful Catholics Suffer From Mental Illness

  Although most respectable members of our parishes try to look healthy and content in public, mental illness is as common and invisible among the faithful as it is in secular circles. I would wager that mental health issues are especially prevalent among the devout who are serious about their inner life; when people tackle deep inner issues […]