Top 5 Resolutions You Can Make With Your Spouse

Dec 31 Top 5 Resolutions You Can Make With Your Spouse

As stores sweep away the last scraps of holiday decor and the general public becomes befuddled as to when they should stop wishing themselves a Merry Christmas, most of the earth has been busying itself with resolutions for the New Year. Ah yes, the end of 2012 – a year the Mayans had supposed total annihilation and Republicans wished them right. What more virtuous way to enter January 1,...

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Not New Movie Review: The Seventh Seal

Dec 31 Not New Movie Review: The Seventh Seal

Why did I like Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal? I knew its basic premise beforehand: a knight returns from the Crusades, questioning God’s existence, and engages in a chess match with Death. I knew that its conclusion wasn’t exactly sympathetic to faith. I knew that it starred a young Max von Sydow, who in the DVD extras for my favorite movie stated plainly that he thought...

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How Holy Is the Holy Family?

Dec 30 How Holy Is the Holy Family?

Instead of making the Holy Family seem more human by alleging its imperfection, perhaps we should be using the Holy Family to point out what humanity is called to be.

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Socratic thoughts on death after Christmas

Dec 28 Socratic thoughts on death after Christmas

I finished Peter Kreeft’s Philosophy 101 by Socrates while on vacation and was struck by some of Socrates’ views on death, having been alive before the Christian era. The book discusses the nature of philosophy by reviewing Plato’s Apology, the account of Socrates’ defense of himself at his trial. He was found guilty of not believing in the gods of the state and was...

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5 Cold Weather Meals Every Cook Should Try

Dec 27 5 Cold Weather Meals Every Cook Should Try

While I know that the majority of our readership is in Louisiana, the snow here in upstate New York has made me hanker for warm, hearty, put-ya-to-sleep meals at the end of the day. I would say, in fact, that eating warm things is essential to enjoying this cold, dark, part of the year. Wondering what recipes have to do with spirituality? Well, the truth is that human beings have to eat to...

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