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August 09, 2021
Please Get the Vaccine, Even if You’re Not Worried About COVID
If you are young, relatively healthy and with a good immune system, you might not...
August 02, 2021
A Very Small Boat: On Loving Someone With Severe Mental Illness
I used to wake up every morning in a panic. It would wax and wane...
July 27, 2021
A Letter to My Most High Lord
Hello Friends and Readers, I'm taking a step back from my usual discourse this week,...
July 20, 2021
Can the Latin Mass Restrictions Heal The Divide in the Church?
Last week, Pope Francis dropped a proverbial bomb on Latin Mass (TLM) communities around the...
July 13, 2021
You Can Disagree with Your Bishop without Becoming Fr. Altman
Last week, Bishop William Callahan of LaCrosse, Wisconsin did something highly unusual. He exerted his...
July 05, 2021
My Obligatory Fourth of July Post is Late, and That’s Okay.
Today is July Fifth, and I am writing my obligatory July Fourth post. It will...
June 28, 2021
Lay Low and Weep: The Tragic Legacy of Catholic Residential Schools
Last week, 751 unmarked graves were discovered at the site of a former residential school...
June 22, 2021
You Might Be Wondering Why I Stay Catholic
Given the events of the past week, I imagine some of my readers are expecting...
June 14, 2021
I Went Back to a Movie Theater for the First Time and It Was Basically Fine
The last film I saw in a movie theater was The Invisible Man, starring Elizabeth...
June 08, 2021
Serendipity is Still Possible, Even in a Broken World
"What is this feeling?" My friend asked on Saturday around 5:00 PM. The chance meeting....
June 01, 2021
Can Catholics Celebrate Pride Month?
It's Pride Month again. It's a strange, often paradoxical mixture of corporate sponsorship and revolutionary...
May 24, 2021
In Political and Moral Debate, Hypocrisy is a Red Herring
Are people fundamentally good or fundamentally selfish? The debate on human nature is one of...
May 17, 2021
My Mask is Not a Political Statement (At Least, It Shouldn’t Be)
On Thursday afternoon, my husband stuck his head into our bedroom, where my work-from-home setup...
May 10, 2021
If Mother’s Day Was Hard For You, Celibrate Your Holiday Today
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, a day of honoring and thanking our mom's for doing...
May 03, 2021
To Deny Joe Biden Communion is to Commit Scandal
This June, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote on whether to to...
April 26, 2021
Is Celibacy a Higher Calling? Does It Even Matter?
The Catholic Church has long taught that celibacy is the highest vocation. This is, to...
April 19, 2021
Hello, Religious Privilege is Good and Here’s Why
On Wednesday's episode of The Daily, A Legal Winning Streak for Religion, The New York...
April 12, 2021
St. Thomas and the Receipts
This Divine Mercy Sunday, we heard the story of St. Thomas. We've heard it a...
April 03, 2021
Easter 2021, Season of Renewal
Yesterday was a Good Friday I will remember for the rest of my life. I...
March 29, 2021
My Veil Keeps Slipping (A Holy Week Reflection for Sinners)
My black mantilla is gorgeous, as is the thought behind it. It's a gift from...
March 22, 2021
What Catholic Twitter Taught Me About Myself
In early 2019, I started following more Catholics on Twitter. It was an intentional decision....
March 15, 2021
Returning to Live Theater… Sort of
Last Saturday was the one-year anniversary of the Broadway shut down. Performers took to the...
March 08, 2021
The Royal Family is Not Special, Yet We Make Them So
If you didn't watch Oprah's interview with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan last night, you...
February 28, 2021
Self-Righteousness, the Devil’s Poisoned Arrow
During my Lenten reading, I recently came across a passage from John Tauler, a 14th-century...
February 21, 2021
Inhumane Conditions in Texas Prisons Demonstrate Cruelty is the Point
A devastating storm and freezing temperatures have caused chaos and hardship for millions of people...
February 15, 2021
Consider Making a Gentle Lent this Year
It's hard to believe that Lent has come around again. Last year, I gave up...
February 08, 2021
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Challenge of Representation
This past weekend was a significant landmark for me professionally. My first credited TV movie...
February 01, 2021
Has the Pandemic Permanently Changed Live Theater?
When I started this blog, I intended to write about life as a Catholic theater...
January 25, 2021
Sorry ACNA, We’re Calling Ourselves Gay
Last week, the bishops of the Anglican Church of North America released a pastoral statement...
January 19, 2021
Doubt is Part of Faith, So Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About?
When I was a child, my beloved great-grandmother passed away. She was the first person...
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