Mary Walker

Contributor

Mary is married to John Walker, a wonderfully Catholic captain in the United States Air Force. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in political science and from the University of Dallas with a master’s degree in politics. She loves being involved with military spouse activities, playing violin and singing at Mass, and cooking. She also thoroughly enjoys reading and writing about theology, history, politics, feminism, and the U.S. Supreme Court. John and Mary currently reside in a little town called Rome, located in upstate New York.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting Your Fruits (of the Holy Spirit)

I attend a women’s Bible study on Tuesday mornings. The women are fantastic and it’s so refreshing to spend a morning talking about scripture while I know my kid is being watched by some really great girls just upstairs. We’ve been talking about Leah and Rachel, of the Old Testament and how one of them […]

On Liberal Arts and Liberal Artifices

There’s a lot of hating that goes on towards liberal arts majors. Not the people, obviously, but the universities that churn out degrees like, “communications” or “sociology”. These majors must seem effusive to employers who must wonder what the heck the student did for four years in college. Meanwhile, the colleges gladly accept the thousands […]

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