What’s for supper? Vol. 6: In which we enjoy the World Meeting of Families by eating

We took the baby and drove to Philadelphia on Thursday, so I could speak at the World Meeting of Families on Friday. Philadelphia, it turns out, is far away, and it takes a long time to drive there. The baby thought this was bullshit, even despite the crackers and rice rusks and wagon wheel puffs we kept throwing at the back seat. We have decided that next time we decide to drive to Philadelphia with a baby, we will change our minds, and not. Anyway, here is what we had this past week, before, … [Read more...]

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Off to Philadelphia!

Hope to see you there!My speech is Friday at 11:45. The official title is "Go Forth: Evangelization and the Global Community" but the title of the talk I'm actually giving is: "Swimming in the Dark: Spreading the Good News When You're Feeling So Bad."Here's a nice eyewitness account from my sister Devra, who was at Mass with the Pope in DC yesterday. And if you haven't heard it yet, he stopped in to visit the Little Sisters of the Poor. A nice counterpoint to Obama's classless choice of … [Read more...]

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10 rules while I’m in Wichita

Far from this opera for evermore. Actually just for the weekend, for the Midwest Catholic Family Conference! My kids have been extra, extra squirrelly the last few days, and I've had to make a few new rules, which I can only hope they will abide by while I am gone:No spreading peanut butter on balloons. No snapping while saying the rosary. No sucking on the dog's tail. No more calling Donald Trump. No propping ladders against the house to spy on your brothers while they do . . . … [Read more...]

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Will I see you in Wichita?

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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My speaking schedule for 2015

I've finally updated my speaker's page to include my schedule for this year! It includes: Midwest Catholic Family Conference, August 7-9 in Wichita, KS “The Contraceptive Mentality: What it is, what it’s not, and why you probably shouldn’t sweat it” and one other talk, tbd World Meeting of Families – Friday, September 25; Breakout session address “Go Forth”: Evangelization and the Global Community Diocese of Syracuse, NY  Women’s Conference   November 7, 2015  - “Contagious Joy" Are you looki … [Read more...]

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I’m speaking at the World Meeting of Families!

Good grief, I totally forgot to tell you!Don't ask me how, why, or how, but they asked me to give a presentation at one of the break-out sessions of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015. My fellow Catholic Patheosi Diana von Glahn and Greg Popcak will be there, too!Look, I'm on the list and everything. Uhh, you may have to scroll down a bit, down to page fourteen, during the lunch hour on the last day, which is where they totally feature the crowd-grabbers. You'll see … [Read more...]

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Will I see you in Michigan this Sunday?

Oh, time is getting away from me! I kept meaning to say, I will be in Williamston, Michigan on Sunday morning, speaking at  St. Mary Catholic Church for their Ekklesia Project series. There will be Mass at 9 AM, then breakfast, then my talk.The topic is "One Weird Trick to Being a Good Catholic Family." How to identify "one weird trick" thinking in your spiritual life, and what to do instead.Hope to see you there! I may or may not be speaking at another event somewhere in the state of … [Read more...]

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