St. Joseph the Window Washer

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Happy feast of St. Joseph the Worker! I was a little confused (NOT THAT I'VE BEEN A CATHOLIC ALL MY LIFE OR ANYTHING) about the day. Didn't St. Joseph just have a day back in March?Yep, St. Joseph's feast day is March 19. St. Joseph the Worker is a separate feast day instituted by Pius XII in 1955, "apparently" (according to American Catholic) "in response to the 'May Day' celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists."I came across this enormously encouraging thought on Facebook, v … [Read more...]

Working moms: what would help?

Children are good for society, fiscally and in every other way. Children who are well-cared for, who aren't forced to go to school sick or spend lots of time alone, and parents who aren't utterly exhausted and wracked with guilt at all times, make families who give stability and peace to society as a whole. So even if we're only looking out for our own self-interest, it's best for everyone when parents are given as much freedom and flexibility as possible to devote to their children. Children … [Read more...]

At the Register: We All Need Re-Creation

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At least some of our leisure time should be spent in recreation -- literally.And I need to re-read Leisure, the Basis of Culture by Josef  Pieper. I remember it being great, but I didn't remember enough to dare to make a reference to it in the Register post! … [Read more...]

At the Register: The Catechesis of the Snow Shovel

As I muse on the lessons of shoveling snow, a distinct pattern emerges. … [Read more...]


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