Why Remembering Miscarriages Matters

Why Remembering Miscarriages Matters

Every life matters.  As a Catholic and a staunch pro-lifer, I believe this firmly. I always have. It’s why I worked for several years at a non-profit devoted to “saving the babies” and was part of the pro-life group in college. Each child is a gift...
The serving dish

The serving dish

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which means one thing: food! Sure, it’s a holiday about being thankful, but let’s be honest—what’s memorable are the grocery lists, the recipes, the eating, the overeating, the leftovers, and the “never going to eat again”...
Root, root, root for the home team…

Root, root, root for the home team…

Due to an engrossing children’s biography of Babe Ruth I read in the second grade, I began life as a Yankees fan. I still am, in spite of my more recent devotion to the Washington Nationals. You might say it was easy to be a Yankees fan in the late ’90s,...
Want to Be More Attentive at Mass? Sit with Kids

Want to Be More Attentive at Mass? Sit with Kids

When I look back on my days before kids (and I have to force myself to remember sometimes that there were, in fact, days before kids in my life), I find myself romanticizing them (the days, not the kids).  My clothes were cleaner, or at least less covered in mystery...