Will I see you in Wichita?

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One thing I gave short shrift to in my book is the idea of the contraceptive mentality. Where did the phrase come from, what did it originally mean, how is it used most often today, and how much should you be freaking out about it right now?I'll be talking about all those things in Wichita in a few weeks at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference. I'm thrilled to be joining a truly illustrious group of speakers and presenters, including Tim Staples, Pia di Solenni, and Matt Maher.  I'll also b … [Read more...]

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Does it matter if Medjugorje is real or not?

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I would say that Mary, my mother in heaven who knows me and loves me, would not be happy to see her children duped into following around a sock puppet that looks like her, even if it makes them say the rosary and go to Mass more often. I would say that, as the eternal queen of Heaven and earth, Mary can work to convert the hearts of sinners without the help of a tour guide agency.  I would say that no one should dare muscle past my Holy Mother and say, "Looks like you need some help with these pe … [Read more...]

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Mother and Child: A Christmas Gallery of Original Art

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Merry Christmas, everybody! I offered up Midnight Mass for all of you, especially for anyone who is lonely or grieving or in pain today. Thanks for another wonderful year of company.Over at the Register today, nine artists have graciously shared their lovely Madonna and Child artwork with us. Here is just one, by 16-year-old painter Noyuri Umezaki:  Check out the rest here.  … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Maite Roche is a treasure

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   As a writer with children, I receive lots and lots of Catholic children's books, and nearly every time, I regretfully decline to review them, because I cannot deal with the way Mary and Jesus' faces are drawn. The best of them are blank and insipid, giving the impression that the Holy Family was dabbled in narcotics; and the worst are goony and pandering. Take it from me: transferring Spongebob's features onto a human body and slapping a halo on his head is not, in fact, … [Read more...]

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Mary said “Fanks”

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PIC annunciationFrom John Herreid, here's a painting I've never seen before: The Annunciation by Master of the Retable of the Reyes Católicos (15th century)Here is a detail, showing the Word of God proceeding from the mouth of the Father:Cross already in hands. Oh, Mary.And a short interview with my daughter, who is almost 5. I am not sure why the conversation started with a discussion of her rabbit Daffodil's  eating habits; and YES I fluffed at least two op … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Mary as Hero

She unmade the darkness. … [Read more...]

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At the Register: A Mother who Looks Like Me

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Happy feast day, bio-mom! … [Read more...]

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