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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My interview with ZENIT

ZENIT: "Would you place your book in the context of the New Evangelization?"SIMCHA:  [runs and looks up 'New Evangelization'].  "Yes."  … [Read more...]

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Reader is looking for real-world account of infertility

From a reader: question - do you know of a writer similar to yourself who writes from the perspective of infertility after having had kids.what i mean about a writer similar to yourself is that real world, humorous view of life & kids & God's will. i need to read someone who writes from the perspective of someone who has had kids but is currently going through some kind of infertility but wants more kids but is struggling with God's will in the matter. i don't know if i'm making any … [Read more...]

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My goober valentines

As requested, here are pictures of the finished valentines my kids prepared to give out today(although it turned out to be yet another snow day): And here is the valentine mailbox my son made:I'm so proud.  Yes, we carefully screen and censor the few episodes of Futurama they're allowed to watch!  I'm not altogether thrilled that Bender is such a captivating role model for them; but at least they laugh when my husband says, "OK, kids. It's 9:00.  You know what that me … [Read more...]

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Yet another reason the all male priesthood makes sense

Chatting on Facebook about how nice it would be to hear more from men about NFP -- and how tricky it was for me to try to address men, as someone who is not their wife or mother.   We had the following exchange: Barbara Cobb: "In general men are more willing to accept direction from other men rather than women, including or especially their wives. I think that's why God in His wisdom set up an all-male priesthood."Me:  "Wow, I never thought of that. How many men would go to a woman priest f … [Read more...]

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Two great questions from men about NFP

I had a great interview with the witty and insightful Scott Eric Alt of Logos & Muse yesterday, and he incorporated parts of our conversation into his review, Seven Reasons to Read Simcha Fisher’s Book on NFP.  This question came up: Why should we trust this mother of nine to make the case for NFP? That’s a fecun­dity beyond all rea­son! Either she’s not using NFP at all (oh the deceit!) or it does not really work. Nancy Pelosi infa­mously said that you call NFP-users “mama” and “dada,” and … [Read more...]

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