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Supporting Education Through Art…

... I got an interesting email from a professor of an Unnamed College who teaches a course on Catholic Christianity. He said he uses my website to teach his students about liturgical abuses and bad Christian art.Well, who am I to stand in the way of education?Art by Lindena Robb, Sydney, AustraliaThe piece is screaming with social commentary about Christ, exploring the relationship between multiculturalism and life as performance. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes corrupted into a carnival of exaggerated jubilation, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the inevitability of a new reality. As shimmering forms become reconfigured through emergent and … [Read More...]

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“Pro-lifers don’t carry guns. Ever.”

... That's not my opinion, mind you. It's a reader's opinion, left for me in the comment section of this post.Since I've encountered this statement before I thought I'd talk a little about what it means to be pro-life and what actively being pro-life looks like.For context, here's what I wrote."If someone told you that you were going to meet a complete and total stranger for coffee what would you do? You would be extra cautious, of course ... meet in a public crowded place, and perhaps carry some type of weapon."The word "weapon" triggered this reply,"... seriously, "If someone told you that you were going to meet a complete and total stranger for … [Read More...]

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Chances Are If He Is Not Asking You Out Right Away, He Never Planned To…

... There's tips galore on how to make the most out of your online dating experience; how to create the most eye-catching profile, how not to scammed, things you should do as a woman to keep yourself physically safe, etc etc.But what about keeping yourself emotionally safe?You'll often hear in regards to safety that taking your time before meeting a stranger from online is the best way to go. Some recommend exchanging several emails over a period of time to gauge if there's any chemistry and to share several phone calls before the big meeting.But I am going to say for you to do the exact opposite. Never invest so much time online with someone that you build a … [Read More...]

Seriously

Just Give Me Comics Without Porn, Please…

... I am so tired of intentional vulgarity disguised as entertainment.I like graphic novels and comics for the artwork, fantastic stories, and unlikely heroes and villains, but why oh why do they have to contain nudity and sexually explicit content? If I wanted to see people having sex in print format then I'd buy a damn hustler magazine.I want to read an incredible story illustrated by amazingly talented artists. Don't tell me you can't do that without sex and nudity or half naked, big breasted heroines. The same can be said for television and cinema. I can be entertained without seeing a boob or reading about an explicit sexual encounter or rape.Case in point - I … [Read More...]

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“When I look back over my life Catholicism was always there”…

... I've taken on a side project called The Catholic Five. It's basically five Catholics sitting around talking about Catholic-y things. The host, David Gray, has also started compiling video interviews of people telling their conversion stories. I love conversion stories, so I was pretty excited to share mine when David asked.Conversions stories are always unique to the person telling them, which makes them so interesting because they are as diverse as people are, but more importantly conversion stories are tangible proof that God is active and present in each of our lives. If you ever feel alone or doubt that God is in some way involved in your life just think back to those … [Read More...]

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Would it hurry up and Sept 19th already…

... Yesterday the second trailer of series 9 of Doctor Who was unveiled. And it looks more and more like my fan theory, that The Doctor visits Westeros, has become a possibility. Look at it. A Game of Thrones looking medieval town and a dragon. And of course Maisie Williams, the actress that plays Arya Stark. I kid. Everyone knows if George RR Martin can't kill it he's not interested. The constant regeneration would prove problematic.Watch the trailer and tell me what you think.Then watch this awesome scene by scene break down of the newest trailer.Then fangirl geek out. … [Read More...]

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Is it a Church or a Bar, Who Knows…

... They're opening another church in my area. At least that's what I think it is. It's really kind of hard to tell. It's called The Wave and if it weren't for the sign that says "worship community coming soon" I might think it was just another bar.The Wave, A Worship Community. I wonder what they'll be worshiping. The sea? Is it the Cult of Neptune? Maybe it's the Church of Cthulhu where they worship the ancient ones. There's no other information for me to go on other than an ambiguous sounding name and some abstract symbol of a wave.Maybe they mean The Wave in the sense of a welcoming gesture. Plausible, but who really knows. Personally, I think they are just trying to … [Read More...]

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St. Maria Goretti Relic Tour Schedule…

... Come see the Church relic.The relics of St. Maria Goretti, that is. Click here for tour schedule. … [Read More...]

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Why I am Glad My Family Quietly Suspected I Was A Lesbian…

... In college my best friend and I decided to shave our heads. I wish I could say it was done in defiance of unrealistic standards of beauty, feminist power, riot grrrl angst, or even a raging case of head lice. Nope, if memories recalls correctly, I shaved my head because I really, really liked this boy who played bass guitar in a straight edge band.Surprisingly, this was not the worst of my fashion offenses.Maybe it's the setting (a family wedding) that makes this look like a painfully awkward family photo, but mostly I think it's just they way I stick out looking strangely androgynous. No wonder my family thought I was a lesbian for so many years. I'm sure … [Read More...]

Motorcycle Nuns…

... Filed under "My Religion is Cooler Than Yours."Daughters of Anarchy @daughterstpaul A photo posted by Sr Helena Burns, fsp (@srhelenaburns) on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:18am PDT … [Read More...]


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