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Shreveport Times Ignores Homegrown Vocations

Jun 13 Shreveport Times Ignores Homegrown Vocations

There’s a new article on vocations circulating in the Catholic blogosphere. I saw it first at Deacon Greg Kandra’s blog, then Elizabeth Scalia posted it on Facebook. It’s a great story. Any increase in vocations is good news that needs to be shared, especially after years decades of hearing about the priest shortage.  For many dioceses, booming vocations is a new experience...

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What You Can Do to Prevent Sexual Assault

Jun 10 What You Can Do to Prevent Sexual Assault

Last week, my husband’s unit underwent one of its periodic trainings resulting from the rise in sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the military.  This is an issue he shows deep concern for; last year, he volunteered to launch a task force at his unit to provide resources to the victims of sexual assault, identify and publicize the warning signs of ongoing sexual harassment. From what I...

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Watch these before quoting me a social encyclical

Jun 06 Watch these before quoting me a social encyclical

I’ve been largely absent from blogging the past few weeks (you’re welcome!) due to work. Weren’t all-nighters supposed to end in grad school? Anyway, I stumbled across a series of four videos that would make excellent primers for anyone interested in economic or political issues, including folks of a religious inclination who wish to bring Christian social thought to bear on...

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Seven Reasons Everyone Should Read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

Jun 05 Seven Reasons Everyone Should Read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

Most people have read something by or at least have heard of C.S. Lewis, and I would guess that of the things read and known it is usually The Chronicles of Narnia. Many people have not even heard of his self-proclaimed, “Modern fairytale for grown ups,” which is a wonderful trilogy of books called, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. I did not know of them myself...

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Finding God in the Dish Soap, Part Two

Jun 04 Finding God in the Dish Soap, Part Two

A while back I posted about the importance of recognizing one’s state in life and attempting to sanctify the mundane moments and tasks.  (You can read that here if you are so inclined.)  Recently, I had an a-ha moment regarding my own spirituality while I was, oddly enough, staring at a sink full of dirty dishes. It was the end of a particularly long day that had started well before...

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What Fulton Sheen Would Say About Elliot Rodger

Jun 03 What Fulton Sheen Would Say About Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger is the name of the young man who, last week, stabbed and shot people in a horrible killing spree. The awful massacre at Isla Vista has made many people think and write about how the shooting is all about race or all about women or all about guns. Nina Ippolito writes in the Daily Banter that: In the wake of such disasters, it is all too easy to give into the urge to diagnose —...

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Appreciating Life: Musings on Conception and Miscarriage

May 28 Appreciating Life: Musings on Conception and Miscarriage

There has been a great deal of talk on Truth and Charity lately about babies.  I attribute this to the long, very cold winter that most of us here in the US have experienced.  Think about it: long, cold nights, lots of snow making it hard to get out of the house…just do the math and remember that there is always a bump in births nine months after a major power outage and the same is true...

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