Speaking of fathers . . .

Katrina Fernandez adds her usual honest and direct take about father's day, from the perspective of a single mother. She says, It doesn’t build up motherhood or empower woman to tear down fathers, whether you think they deserve it or not.[...]1- Don’t be bitter.Even if you feel your bitterness is justified and caused by circumstances that may have been out of your control you have to stop and consider what message that bitterness is sending to your children, especially if you have so … [Read more...]

At the Register: What makes a good dad?

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There are a good many variations on the theme of being a good dad. Some fathers emphasize self-mastery or hard work, some are more joyful and relaxed; some are more formidable, some are more approachable; some are more physical, some are more cerebral. What all dads have in common, though, is that their children are no accident. They were given to them, specifically and intentionally by God, because of the gifts they have and because of the virtues they need to cultivate. Read the rest at the … [Read more...]

At the Register: Raising Villains

What do we get from generations raised on anti-heroes?  All anti, no hero … [Read more...]

“I have been brainwashed.”

I always knew I liked Dustin Hoffman. (via Upworthy)   … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Massacre

(photo source)This year, I revealed to my husband that I actually kind of like Valentine's Day.  This is despite all the times I told him that I hated it, it's lame and stupid, and a made-up, over-commercialized saccharine-fest invented by Hallmark and Big Floral.   For fourteen years, the poor man has been wondering why, every February 14, I would say I wasn't mad at him, while I was clearly mad at him.I was mad, you see, because everyone else was getting flowers and riding in h … [Read more...]

Time for married priests?

Why doesn't the Latin Rite Church just start ordaining married men again? If men can't or won't stay celibate, then why force the issue?  Well, I peeked into the future, when married priests are commonplace, and this is what I heard in the pews:"Well!  I see the pastor's wife is pregnant again!  What is she trying to prove?  Must be nice to pop 'em out year after year, while the parish has to support all those brats."or:"Well!  I see another year has gone by and the pastor's wife still is … [Read more...]


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