Are You Religious?

Apr 15 Are You Religious?

Last week I was watching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Bill O’Reilly was on as a guest. The two talked jovially about being altar boys and Fallon said he’d even considered becoming a priest at one point. Bill O’Reilly was there shilling for his new book about Jesus, so the conversation was about both men’s respective experiences with Catholicism. Towards the end of the interview,...

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Should We Be Judged By Our Suffering?

Apr 08 Should We Be Judged By Our Suffering?

Last Thursday, I had to have back surgery. I had to be at the hospital at 6 am and just as we all hopped in the car at 6, I turned the ignition and the car wouldn’t start. We had a dead battery. Great. So, since the hospital is only six or so blocks away, I walked (in 7 degree weather) to the hospital.  Once the surgery was over, we scrambled to find someone to watch Peter, so John could...

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Can Theology of the Body Help with Body Image?

Mar 18 Can Theology of the Body Help with Body Image?

John Acquaviva recently published his much anticipated book on body image and Theology of the Body entitled, Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching: How Theology of the Body and Other Church Writings Can Transform Your Life. I was psyched to read it since I’ve met John, and his wife was my campus minister in college. Both of them are not only faithful people, they have a...

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What is Your Joy?

Mar 11 What is Your Joy?

This past Saturday, I left my husband and six month old baby home so I could run to Syracuse to go to the Apple store. Since I have a super cute baby, I’ve taken hundreds of photos and for some crazy reason, Steve Jobs didn’t build my phone to hold hundreds of photos. Weird, I know. I wanted to look into photo storage options (spoiler alert, you just use a thumb drive), so I booked an...

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Loving the Lenten Way

Mar 04 Loving the Lenten Way

In a previous post, I stated that I would use this Lent as a time to reflect on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul lists in Galatians 5. The first fruit Paul mentions is that of love. Probably the most powerful statement of God’s love for us appears in John 3:16. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might...

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