At the Register: Making Ashes Out of You and Me

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At the Register: Allow me to inspire you this Lent

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I’d sign that

Here's what I found on the dining room table this morning. They would have submitted it to the school's director today, too, except that someone spilled coffee(?) on it.Text:NAP PETITIONWe, the 3/4 and 5/6 [grade classrooms], believe that it is unjust that the K and K alone are allowed naps, while we carry heavier burdens, both figuratively and literally.  Are we unworthy of naps? Have we committed some wrong that degrades us? If so, please speak up! If not just remember that Ty … [Read more...]

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Quick, before it’s Lent!

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Lenten Rookie Mistakes

[This post originally ran, in a slightly different form, in the National Catholic Register in February of 2013.]____________________________________________________________________________PIC ashes on forehead I feel like I can't walk ten feet without bumping into an enthusiastic new convert, which is delightful, and so encouraging!  Welcome, everybody!  We papists have a little saying:  Venite intus; horribilis est! Heh.  Anyway, you may be looking forward to your first … [Read more...]

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$2.99 sale on my Kindle book!

Today only!  The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning -- Kindle edition only -- usually $4.99, today only $2.99 (which is the cheapest Amazon will let me set the price at). … [Read more...]

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Breastfeeding Bullies Debunked

Is breast best? Maybe not -- at least not in the long run.A study published in the journal Social Science and Medicine followed children, some breast fed, some bottle fed -- and found that there is not much difference in how the kids turned out after babyhood. According to Slate, breastfed and bottle fed kids were measured for "11 outcomes, including BMI, obesity, asthma, different measures of intelligence, hyperactivity, and parental attachment.And there just wasn't much … [Read more...]

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