Prayer requests for my family!

1. My sister Sarah looks like she in labor with sweet Naomi, who is baby #8 (and daughter #7!).  Our Lady and St. Gerard Majella, please intercede for Sarah and Naomi for a fast and easy delivery and for peace and joy for the whole family.2. Another sibling just got home from the hospital with a child who was diagnosed with an unexpected medical condition.  In the name of Jesus, we ask for strength and courage for the family as they learn how to care for this child.3.  As long as I am as … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Gay Man Refused Last Rites?

Or something else entirely?  His story stinks to high heaven, and if the priest has another one, I doubt he's free to tell it.Link doesn't seem to be working for everyone.  If you can't access the story through the link above, you can cut and paste this:http://www.ncregister.com/blog/simcha-fisher/gay-man-refused-last-rites … [Read more...]

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Progesterone cream (prescription and OTC) improved my Creighton NFP charting of cycles and now NFP is tolerable instead of intolerable

This is my story of how progesterone cream made NFP tolerable, instead of intolerable.The following post is purely in the interest of public service, and is not especially entertaining, amusing, or edifying (hence the Google-friendly title).  I am not offering medical advice! I am just telling my story, in hopes that it will encourage other women to talk to their doctors, too.  I wish I had done it a lot sooner, because now my cycles became intelligible, and NFP became endurable.This p … [Read more...]

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The Darwins’ Immediate Book Meme

From Darwin Catholic: There are plenty of memes that want to know all about your book history and your all-time greats and your grand ambitions, but let's focus on something more revealing: the books you're actually reading now, or just read, or are about to read. Let's call it The Immediate Book Meme. Aww yiss!  I hate having to come up with the top ten most important or most influential books. It happens that I was heavily influenced by books that weren't very good. And it happens that I … [Read more...]

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Lent is on its way! Here are three ideas to get you started.

You guys. Lent starts March 5. There has been a lot of ordinary time since the end of Christmas, so there is actually some time to prepare something this year, no excuses!  Here are three good places to start: From the wonderful Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire: FREE SERIES OF DAILY LENTEN REFLECTIONS.Just enter your email address and you will get a daily email starting on Ash Wednesday.  You can tell Fr. Barron is great because all the right people think he's the worst t … [Read more...]

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At the Register: The Catechesis of the Snow Shovel

As I muse on the lessons of shoveling snow, a distinct pattern emerges. … [Read more...]

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Utterly useless, utterly lovely

A handmade wooden machine that mimics the motion of a drop of water hitting a puddle:h/t Ebaumsworld via Ameetha Widdershins.  Built by Dean O'Callaghan … [Read more...]

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