Obedience Gives Us Jesus

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  Why tell us that Jesus is the Son of God as soon as He does the one thing that the Son of God doesn't really need to do? What does this tell us?Read the rest at the Register.   … [Read more...]

I have a job for you, baby.

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  Not the little guy who just kicked me for the first time, that I could feel, just yesterday (yay!). I mean the other one, the one I lost. I wrote about how hard it was not to have a body to bury. You want to be able to take care of your children with your own hands, but I couldn't do that, and it hurt.Now, as the months have gone by and the pain of loss has receded, I still find myself bewildered about what to do with the baby's soul.When I found out I was pregnant … [Read more...]

At the Register: Why we can’t have baptisms during Lent

Hope this helps. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Speaking of Empty Promises

I don't trust you to save me from sin if you can't even bring yourself to say "sin." … [Read more...]

At the Register: Mother Church says, “Yes, you may.”

In which I remind us all that baptism is a beginning, not a trophy for winners; and in which I briefly long for an icon depicting Christ the Sneaker-Upper.I wish I had worked this in, but do yourself a favor and read Max Lindenman's short little jewel of an essay, "Catholics Do Not Throw People Away." … [Read more...]

At the Register: How Delmar Got Saved

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Zachariah, Tom Neal, and Delmar all learn that sometimes we do not have bigger fish to fry. … [Read more...]

Emergency baptisms: who, why, and how

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Here's a dreadful little story:  Russian couple faces jail time after taking their injured baby to be baptized instead of treated. A couple in St. Petersburg, Russia is facing charges for failure to assist a person in danger after taking their injured baby to church, instead of the hospital.The two-month-old baby had sustained a head injury in a minor car accident, Russian news outlet RIA Novosti reported, despite the fact that he was in a car seat. He died by the time he was in the pr … [Read more...]


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