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May 20, 2015
Depressed and Catholic: Learning It’s OK to Live
If you "live with major depression," you understand what a paradoxical phrase that is. The...
April 22, 2015
5 Reasons Why Catholics (of All People!) Should Make Earth Day Holy
Today, Earth Day, should be a holy day of obligation for Catholics. That's not exactly...
March 11, 2015
What’s Really Wrong with Catholic Religious Education? Everything. UPDATED
[UPDATE: A year later, on the way to LA RE/Congress 2015, I'm still asking these...
November 24, 2014
Pope and African Bishops to Cardinal Kasper: “Can you hear us now?”
Presented for your consideration: Pope Francis has named Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea (which, for...
July 22, 2014
The Magdalene’s Cave: Thoughts on Priesthood and Women
I've said it before. I am a Catholic woman who once believed, passionately and thoroughly,...
July 17, 2014
Looking East Clearly: More on Orthodox Divorce and Remarriage
My recent post on the "Orthodox solution" has provoked a lot of conversation here and on...
July 14, 2014
People, Look East: Exploring the Orthodox Experience of Divorce and Remarriage
We're divorced and remarried, but we love God and love the Church. Are we excommunicated?...
April 19, 2014
Harrow Us, Lord: A Holy Saturday Prayer
It was never my intention to give up blogging for Lent. But Lent, like...
February 08, 2014
Everything But the Baby: Rethinking the Ed in Religious Ed
I have updated my update to "What's Really Wrong with Catholic Religious Education? Everything"...
February 07, 2014
Being David’s Harp: Walking Mercifully with Mental Illness
Save me, O God, for the waters have risen to my neck. I have...
February 04, 2014
The Blogger Who Kicked Over the Hornets’ Nest: More Buzz and Sting about Religious Education UPDATED
Now I know how Jonathan Swift felt when he proposed ending English famine by eating...
December 20, 2013
O Key of David! Opening Wide to the Thrill of Hope
We're all prisoners, every damn one of us. The more free we declare ourselves to...
December 19, 2013
O Root of Jesse! Grant Us Patience, and Step On It!
Time. This time of year, we're obsessed with it, because there's never enough of it....
December 18, 2013
O Adonai! Because You’re God, and We’re Not
Names mean something. In the ancient world, the cauldron of cultures where Israel took shape,...
December 17, 2013
O Wisdom! Pile on the Prudence, Please!
Tonight they begin, the seven prophetic antiphons chanted before and after the Magnificat at Vespers....
November 22, 2013
Where We Were, When: One Boomer’s Apology for Carrying the Kennedy Torch
Long stood Sir Bedivere Revolving many memories, till the hull Look’d one black dot against...
September 25, 2013
“Someone In the Family Is Suffering”
While we in the US---Catholics, the media---are still parsing and praying over last week's papal...
September 24, 2013
Oh, Lord, Come by Here!: Letting Our Longings Out
No matter how you spin it, the papal interview published last Thursday has prompted...
September 20, 2013
The Parable of the Papal Interview
Hear this! A pope went out to give an interview. And as he talked, some of...
September 17, 2013
The Church and the Costa Concordia: A Lesson
Righting the ship. If you've been following the efforts to raise the wrecked Costa...
July 27, 2013
Fine Print on the Invitation: Who Is Welcome at the Table of the Lord?
I am confused. This will probably seem disingenuous, or a violation of my fast...
July 06, 2013
Five for Joy: Michael, Mary’s Mantle, and Other Saturday Mysteries
After a week of quiet for prayer, work, and celebration, I'm back with a First...
June 30, 2013
More Kind, More Demanding: Seeking the Way to Witness on Same-Sex Marriage
This is an apology, but not a retraction. My most recent post---confessing to mixed...
June 28, 2013
In “That Uncomfortable Silence,” Let Love Grow
I haven't blogged since Wednesday. Struggling too much with what to say and how...
June 26, 2013
Keep Calm and Catholic On
There will be lots of heat burning up the interwebz regarding today's SCOTUS decisions...
June 25, 2013
Anti-Catholic Presidential Remarks of the Month: And the Award Goes To . . .
. . . not Barack Obama---though of course there are 5 more days in...
June 01, 2013
Five for Joy: June Gloom, Love Decoded, and Other Saturday Mysteries
On the always sage advice of The Anchoress that the best way to recover...
May 10, 2013
Catholic and Crazy: The Asylum of Faith
When you're locked in a rubber room, wearing paper pajamas that leave far too little...
May 09, 2013
Seven Buses: The Love That Builds Bridges
This started to be a story about attending my 45th high school reunion last Sunday....
April 30, 2013
In the Breaking of the Bread: A Book Review
Recipe for Joy: A Stepmom's Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family...
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