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 last time, I … [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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