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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...
May 01, 2015
No Good Guys, No Bad Guys: Fr Greg Boyle on the Policing We Need
I don't know anybody who's said this better. Whoever you are, whatever your politics or...
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...
December 09, 2014
Dearest Pope Francis . . . Snap Out of It!
I love you dearly, Holy Father. But there's no denying you're overdue for an earful---a...
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...
November 03, 2014
Brittany and Lauren: A Diptych for the Dying
Over this weekend of saints and souls, Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, took...
October 15, 2014
A Musical Birthday Card to (and from) St Teresa: No Worries
I am disturbed. I am affrighted. And I suspect I'm not alone. In the world,...
September 05, 2014
A Little (Astonishing) Perspective as an Antidote to Dread
The world, it seems hard to deny, is on an express handbasket to hell. For...
August 03, 2014
Don’t Judge a Bishop by His Residence (or the Pope’s)
I love Pope Francis. I don't love when the world---(including more than a few Catholics)---uses...
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?...
June 11, 2014
Strange Bedfellows, and Real Questions About Sex–UPDATED
Yes, Planned Parenthood counselors enthusiastically provide "sex-positive" advice to teens who ask. What's more interesting...
April 25, 2014
Two Saints, No Waiting: Pope-pourri on Canonization Eve
There's so much good stuff out there on Sunday's dual canonization of Popes John XXIII...
March 24, 2014
I Was on Death Row, and You Walked with Me: Being Prolife out on the Margins
So a priest, a nurse, and a lawyer walk into a prison . ....
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...
November 18, 2013
The Hard Grace of Receiving: Prayers for the Margaret Marys, All
When the story of the hard life and lonely death of former Duquesne University adjunct...
October 04, 2013
Hans Kueng and the Grace of a Good Death
Saw this Reuters story, Catholic rebel Kueng, 85, considers assisted suicide, today courtesy of...
September 27, 2013
Busting the Myth of Jesus-Myth Busting
When will writers bent on revealing the shocking / faith-shattering / never before heard or...
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 18, 2013
The Demon in the Shadows: Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and an Adjunct’s Lonely Death
Two very different stories in my newsfeed this morning. Both are tragic. Each gets attention...
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...
September 12, 2013
Hey, Who You Callin’ Egregious?: More on a Blog Name
In which Pope Francis gives me an inadvertent shout-out, and I get schooled in the...
September 11, 2013
The Power of Names: 9-11, Nameless Children, and Deportees
Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her...
September 02, 2013
On Labor Day, Saying Thank You
Are you off today for the Labor Day holiday? Don't forget to say thanks. Thank...
August 20, 2013
Susie Q, the Dancing Angel
Medieval theologians---so goes the cliche---spent a lot of time arguing about how many angels...
July 26, 2013
Adios, Wretched Hive of Bile and Gluttony
I've been tag-teamed this month by a deadly sin and a medieval disease. I think...
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...
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