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Clutching at Relevance and Grasping at Control: Willful Submission to the Information Overlord

September 28, AD2017 7 Comments
Clutching at Relevance and Grasping at Control:  Willful Submission to the Information Overlord

Contrary to what I know to be the right thing to do, I have a stubborn tendency to dwell too much in the world, being drawn into different media under the false pretense of, “staying informed.” However the more I read and watch, the less peace I have. The more supposed “knowledge” I gain, the […]

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Winning the Anxiety Battle with God’s Help

July 2, AD2017 9 Comments
Winning the Anxiety Battle with God’s Help

“Many of my clients are dealing with a lot of anxiety nowadays,” my friend, a therapist, told me after Mass recently. Indeed it does seem that many folks are a bit more stressed out in these times, facing their own battle with anxiety. Of course, you can see why some might be anxious. Consider, for […]

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Using Prayer to Make Election Decisions

August 29, AD2016 13 Comments
Using Prayer to Make Election Decisions

Pope Francis “tweeted” the following statement about prayer a couple years ago: “The one who listens attentively to the word of God and truly prays always ask the Lord: what is your will for me?” -Twitter, May 19, 2014 Prayer is Uniting with God Wherever we are on the path of spirituality, prayer is a gift […]

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Transgender Bathrooms and the Catholic Stand

June 1, AD2016 49 Comments
Transgender Bathrooms and the Catholic Stand

The transgender bathroom issue is a red herring obscuring the agenda propagated by the media, educators, and political agitators. We have been led by the nose for so long by a deeply corrupted mass media that we are apt to sit fixated on soundbites for weeks at a time. It is our perpetual habit now […]

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Amoris Laetitia and the Progressive Pope Myth

April 23, AD2016 22 Comments
Amoris Laetitia and the Progressive Pope Myth

In a discussion of the God-as-watchmaker metaphor with Jonathan Witt, philosopher Jay Richards remarked, “It’s amazing how a simple image can hijack a discussion for a century and a half.” (Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt, A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, p. 54) Almost as soon as he […]

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The Catholic Side of Disney

August 20, AD2015 42 Comments
The Catholic Side of Disney

  Growing up, I loved Disney movies as many children do. One of my dreams was to go to Disney World, but my family never had the money or time. Still, we enjoyed snuggling together with some popcorn to watch Beauty and the Beast or the newest Pixar show. However, my parents also expressed concern about […]

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We Like Messages, Don’t We?

December 9, AD2014 16 Comments
We Like Messages, Don’t We?

I am getting a pain in my sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia over the constant barrage of interpretations of Pope Francis’ speeches and impromptu interviews saying that he is “Sending a message that ….”. Pope Francis is not the only famous person who has this supposed message-sending ability. Most of the message senders are in politics or government service […]

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Pro-Life Messages in Ten Popular Movies

August 24, AD2014 8 Comments
Pro-Life Messages in Ten Popular Movies

Often Christians lament the darkness in the world around us. War, abortion, euthanasia, and murder are regular occurrences even in our own communities. No wondering Saint Pope John Paul II labeled now as “the culture of death” in Evangelium Viate. Yet, hope remains. Sometimes when we focus so much on the evil, we fail to […]

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10 Things You Need to Be Reminded Of

February 28, AD2014 3 Comments
10 Things You Need to Be Reminded Of

We live in a modern world. We are often blinded by distractions and every now and then we need to be reminded of simple things that the modern world doesn\’t tell us. As a woman I think that is especially true. As a disclaimer, I\’ve aimed this at women, since being one that works for […]

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Media Consumption Habits for Optimal Biz and Life Outcomes

February 26, AD2014 2 Comments
Media Consumption Habits for Optimal Biz and Life Outcomes

Hours away from Superbowl XLVIII, I could feel hubby’s snoozing vibrations. While Gianna joined her friends for basketball practice, our youngest Benjamin tossed the football, and Ian settled in for some screen time with a new video game. I parked myself on the recliner, laptop on my thighs. I blasted through emails and completed other […]

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Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism

September 18, AD2013
Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism

…or so you’d think if you got all your information about Catholicism from blog comboxes. Not surprisingly, Pope Francis has been in the news lately. The media jumped on his offhand comments about homosexuals, breathlessly reported on a letter he wrote to an atheist, and made much hay over an interview given by the Vatican’s […]

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The Age of Apathy

February 1, AD2013 11 Comments
The Age of Apathy

I was born in the late 1980s. I\’m too young for wars, civil right movements and the Age of Aquarius. The Cold War and the Berlin Wall fell before I started school. Major epidemic illness is limited to SARS scares and Bird Flu, with the odd chicken pox thrown in. I don’t remember a time […]

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