Meal Scheduling When Friends Are in Need

Because these days traditions may need a little high-tech help. Take Them a Meal seems like a good idea. … [Read more...]

“Pope Warns Comfortable Living Causes ‘Gentrification of the Heart’: CNS

reports: Pope Francis warned against "gentrification of the heart" as a consequence of comfortable living, and called on the faithful to "touch the flesh of Christ" by caring for the needy.The pope's words came in a homily during Mass in St. Peter's Square May 12, when he canonized the first Colombian saint, as well as a Mexican nun and some 800 Italians martyred by Ottoman Turks in the 15th century. more … [Read more...]

“Other”: Gay Subtlety

blogs: ...The reason I’m even commenting on these brief flashes of “unawareness” or whatever-it-is, of not being consumed with feelings of “otherness,” is because this is the last place I expected to experience something like this. I flew down to Central America alone, re-entered “la bodega”, and have daily come up against rampant and incessant homophobia from the teenage boys I live with (and Central America’s machismo culture in general) – a recipe for angst and feeling super-gay and isolated. … [Read more...]

“Down and Out in Antarctica”

Hunter R. Slaton, great piece at The Fix: Eight years ago this month, I was mind-bendingly hungover and miserable, pushing a push broom across a dirty blue-linoleum floor in Antarctica.I was working as a “dining attendant”—aka a dishwasher—at McMurdo Station, a US scientific research facility on Antarctica’s Ross Island, site of the launch of many heroic expeditions, including Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated trek to the South Pole, and home to the world’s southernmost active volcano, … [Read more...]

“Making God a ‘Convenience’”

Good stuff from Alan Jacobs.(There's also a causal-arrow question here: Do people feel God's love because they gave of themselves, rather than the other way around? "The fruit of service is peace" and all that stuff.) … [Read more...]

“I Refuse to Let Child Abuse Define Me”

More schools should do this. (and a related post here.) … [Read more...]


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