Homeless Man Buried at Vatican Cemetery…

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... Willy Herteleer went to mass every day for twenty five years straight. He was well know among local clergy and the Swiss Guard. He was regarded as happy and friendly, a man of rich faith who enjoyed chatting with pilgrims about confession and the Eucharist, which he called his "medicine."When he died he was given a funeral mass and buried in the Vatican cemetery established for Flemish and German nobility.Willy Herteleer was not nobility. Not in the earthly sense. He was a … [Read more...]

Russel Brand’s Anti-Porn Rant…

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... Some of you regular readers know how much I despise porn. It destroyed my marriage as I watched it completely transform my ex-husband.Allowing yourself to be exposed to pornographic material is one of the most destructive soul corrupting things you can do to yourself. Maybe one day I'll write more about my experience but until then... … [Read more...]

Five Hours of Real Estate Math Later…

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... I'm feeling pretty stabby now though. … [Read more...]

Help End Blogger Poverty…

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Your donation will help end the suffering of one blogger who will no longer have to worry about meeting a page view quota for an entire month.During that time, the blogger you sponsor can devote her time to studying to pass her NC state board real estate Broker exam.Whaddya say?Help ease my suffering this month so I can devote more time to study, please? … [Read more...]

Begone, You Wilted Bane of My Existence. I Can Still Celebrate Christmas Without You…

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... I couldn't take it anymore. The tree had to go.Christmas. More like chrismess. Needles and dead greenery everywhere. And the crippled, pathetic thing kept tipping over.Now don't mistake me. I'm no Grinch, typically I'm a Christmas purists who keeps her tree up at least until Epiphany. I tried keeping all the decorations up until Candlemas one year but, oh, the fire hazard.I just don't get how dead, shriveled greenery is supposed to recall the birth of Christ. I suppose in … [Read more...]

But It’s Still Christmas…

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... I used to think the saddest sight was a discarded Christmas tree on the curb the day after Christmas. Nope. I was wrong.The saddest thing ever was watching my neighbor remove his exterior lights at 3pm on Christmas Day. … [Read more...]

A Thanksgiving Miracle…

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... An amazing thing happened this Thanksgiving.I didn't make it back to Virginia to see my family. I missed out on My Big Fat Puerto Rican Thanksgiving, an event I look forward to every year.But that's not the amazing part.The amazing part was instead of feeling depressed and sorry for myself, I felt incredibly grateful - grateful to have family that misses me when I am not there.And not only that, I had multiple invitations to spend Thanksgiving with various friends. I was … [Read more...]

Overlooked and Dismissed During the Synod, How Single Parents Continue to be Regarded in the Church…

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Well, the Extraordinary Synod for the Family, has ended, and not surprisingly single parents have gotten the same sort of polite inattention from the Catholic bishops that we are used to getting in the pews. Special attention should be given to the accompaniment of single-parent families, in a particular way to help women who have to carry alone the responsibility of the home and raising children. That vague-sounding one line was all the consideration single parents saw in the final … [Read more...]

Can Parents Protect Their Children From Abusive Relationships…

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In a previous post I discussed why women choose to stay in violent relationships. In response, this question was posted,So, how do we protect our children from marrying abusers? Do we just accept that mistakes happen and people are just hoodwinked by sociopaths now and again? Can you think of anything that would have inoculated you against marrying someone who would hurt you?Excellent question. But the answer isn't simple.Unfortunately, there is no guarantee against abusive … [Read more...]


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