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Praying for those who pray for us…

As our friends in Summit are reminding us, Pope Francis says today, November 21, is a day to thank God for cloistered religious: At the end of today’s general audience, Pope Francis noted that this Friday, Nov. 21, is the liturgical Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.Noting t … [Read More...]

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Lisa Hendey, the Accidental Innovator

You might call her an "accidental innovator". When Lisa Hendey tried to digitally explore better ways to be a Catholic while raising a family, she couldn't find what she needed. So she created it. As she writes in her new book, The Grace of Yes, "I went looking for answers, and when I didn't find … [Read More...]

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6* Questions for Jennifer Fulwiler

Jennifer Fulwiler is one of those people I can't keep up with. I blink and she's got a successful blog. I blink again and she's got a reality show.I come back from retreat and she has another baby, and an annual woman's conference.I get momentarily distracted and she's released a … [Read More...]

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Addresses Humanum Conference – UPDATED

The Humanum conference has ended, and I am very interested in reading more about it, particularly based on this tweet by Austen Ivereigh:Can't help feeling this is something tectonic: the creation of an ecological narrative about marriage. This could fly. #Humanum— Austen Ivereigh … [Read More...]

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On Being Distracted While at Prayer

Tom McDonald came across some very unhelpful advice on how to deal with distraction while at prayer. He turns to some of our Catholic prayer masters for better instruction, and you should go read it, because it's great, helpful stuff we don't read enough.But I also couldn't help remembering … [Read More...]

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A GeekShirt Feminists Can Get Behind? – UPDATED

So, this geeky shirt, made by a woman, insults women and makes them flee from studying hard sciences, because they feel "unwelcome."Seriously, if your commitment to science can so easily come unhinged, you are probably meant to study something else -- something that takes ordinary griping … [Read More...]

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Techno/Science Geeks Should Not be Made to Cry – UPDATED

Anyone who knows (and loves) techno/science geeks knows a couple of things:1) They are generally sweet-natured people who are preoccupied with techno/science geeky thoughts.2) Because they are preoccupied with such thoughts, they are neither fussy, nor vain. Food is merely fuel, and clothes … [Read More...]

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In the Land of No, “Yes” is a Most Dangerous Word

Its so much easier to say "no," isnt it?No, I cant change; no, I cant give up this person, or this opinion, or this thing. No, I wont do this; no, I cannot deal...Its is such a "safe" place, the Land of "No." You never have to step out of a comfort zone.It's very safe, but also very … [Read More...]

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“Mrs. Bishop” and the Theology of “but of course!”

It was a little over a year ago that a lady around these parts had declared herself to be Long Island's First Female Catholic Priest and managed to be kind of off-putting about it.Her vanity hits the nadir when she refuses to disclose her age. She wants to pastor the people, and gather them in, … [Read More...]

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Absorbing the Mind and Music of Sam Rocha

One of the great charms of Sam Rocha is that he hasn't much interest in thinking along easy or comfortable lines. Whether writing on education, or poverty or art, he is always just a little bit jarring. Sometimes you have to read a piece of his twice, or even go back to it a third time, to fully … [Read More...]


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