Come see me in Vancouver, WA!


I'm really excited about the Catholic Women Rejoice Conference coming up in a few weeks!It's Saturday, September 28, and the other speakers are Julie Onderko, founder of Catholic Finish Strong, and Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, who blogs at NunEssential.I'll be giving a talk called "Beautiful Stranger:  Making Contact with the Mother of God."  It's about how someone like me, who is decidedly not one of those Marian people, learned to stop worrying and just let Mary take care of me and … [Read more...]

I finally have my Amazon button!

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Actually, it's a widget, or, in layman's terms, "thingy."  If you'll just scroll down a bit and look to the right, just below "subscribe by email to the blog," you will see it.  You can search for books and other products on Amazon and see the results right in the box, without leaving this page.Then, if you click on something, it takes you to Amazon.The reason this is a big deal is because I have an Amazon Associates account, and I get a percentage of all sales made through my links o … [Read more...]

Ooh, fun! Pictures of Francis

Pope Art Contest Entries

Here's a little contest for pictures of Pope Francis, with entries from around the world.  You can vote for your favorite.  I voted for this guybut an awful lot of them were appealing, if not especially technically dazzling.  The thumbnails don't show the entire image - you have to click on a picture, and then you can see them all as a slideshow.  I was struck by how many of them looked like other popes!  Which on is your favorite?  … [Read more...]

At the Register: The Allure of Either/Or

I wrote today's post in forty-second increments all morning long.  If it makes any sense, it'll be a miracle.  But hey, the title rhymes!  Awesome! … [Read more...]

Super Caring Medical Student Designs Super Caring Uterine Assault Rifle, for the Ladies


Because when your heart is just full of pain for the plight of women, the first thing you do is design a medical assault rifle that fires a copper barb through her cervixproducing a continual low grade infection which will cause her uterus to expel any fertilized eggs, on the off-chance that sperm survived and an egg was released.  Your goal is to make it so easy to use that you don't even have to be a doctor.Of course, she may still want to follow up with a doctor if she experiences … [Read more...]

Help a mom of 11 go to nursing school

Here's the short version: a Catholic mother is raising eleven children on her own.  She is trying to raise money to go to nursing school to support her family.She's not looking for an easy ride.  In a recent blog post, she says,  Yesterday I had my third appointment with the state in regard to funding my Pharmacy Tech class.  It is a certificate class, therefore it is not covered under financial aid.  My hope was to be working as a Pharmacy Tech by January, so I could afford to live while go … [Read more...]

At the Regiser: Should We Burden Priests with Our Sins?

All kinds o' formatting craziness on today's post, but it's legible, anyway. … [Read more...]