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    Go Visit Your Library! (No, seriously)

    Jan 31 Go Visit Your Library! (No, seriously)

    I’ll admit it: I love bookstores, especially fancy ones like Barnes and Noble. The pretension in the air is almost tangible and there’s nothing like the glossy pages of a new book. I love buying books too… each time I have the hope that this book will be added to the number that I read again and again, each time learning something new. It’s embarrassing to say that I...

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    Redemptive Suffering and Why I am Bad at It

    Jan 31 Redemptive Suffering and Why I am Bad at It

    Last week, I was not able to write a post for Truth & Charity. In fact, I was not able to do much of anything for about three days because I was very sick. My wonderful husband took time from his paper writing, class prep, and research to take care of the kids while I did the minimum for the baby. I would like to say that I was a very gracious sick person, but I was not. Throughout my...

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    7 Things You Should Know About Creation

    Jan 31 7 Things You Should Know About Creation

    In honor of the Year of Faith (yeah, yeah, I’m way ahead of schedule, right?), I’ve decided to use my love of trivia for good instead of evil. Each week, I’ll post a list of 7 Things You Should Know About _________. This week, I thought I’d start with one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture, which just so happens to be the first. The Holy Trinity is present in...

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    Mourning the Loss of My Priesthood

    Jan 30 Mourning the Loss of My Priesthood

    My discernment of the priesthood began when I was in high school. What led me to first consider such a vocation was a series of retreat experiences and the continuation of prayer. One retreat in particular taught contemplative prayer in the presence of the Eucharist, which had been elevated and surrounded by about 80 large candles – each with the name of a retreatant on it. I took my candle...

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    Why Gun Bans Discount Virtue

    Jan 30 Why Gun Bans Discount Virtue

    I know, I know.  It’s a little late for more talk about banning guns.  The gun-control rally realized they were fighting a losing battle and decided to try to hype us up and fight against one another with their usual clarion calls for amnesty for illegal immigration.  That being said, I will resist the change and add more food for thought. In the aftermath of the Newtown, CT shooting, a...

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