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Francis and Autism and Worship: All May Be One?

Ever since October's Synod on the Family issued its final relatio -- which managed to pay one line of lip-service to single parents, Katrina Fernandez has been feeling all-too-keenly aware of how detrimental it can be for a church to label-and-divide the flock for tailored worship and social events. … [Read More...]

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Butter Cookies Made With 8 Hard Boiled Eggs

Growing up, I knew a lady who seemed ancient when I was little, and who finally died about two years ago, a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was from Germany, and a stern lady with ram-rod straight posture, who never smiled or laughed in all the years I knew her, and yet she was never … [Read More...]

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Saving Thanksgiving: Chili and Brandy Alexander Pie! UPDATE

As everyone should know by now, I have "issues" with Thanksgiving that are in great measure about my family's utter inflexibility on the menu:The year I declared “NO PASTA” and served them a spinach/eggdrop soup, they sat around the table like it was a funeral. They kept asking me if this was how … [Read More...]

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Christ: the King Who Ravishes and Gives us All

He became incarnate so he might share our lot with us, and he died in order to redeem us. In Co-Workers of the Truth, Pope Benedict XVI, then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, put it this way:It is obvious that God did not intend Israel to have a kingdom. The kingdom was, in fact, a result of … [Read More...]

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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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