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September 30, 2018
For a Moment, Joy
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August 26, 2018
In the Lovely Darkness
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July 21, 2018
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Christ is Coming to Heal the World
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May 07, 2018
“The Counter-Revolution” and The Spirit of the Antichrist
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April 14, 2018
Cleaning the Sticky Tack Corner
It was time to organize the Beautiful Corner. I call it the "Beautiful Corner" because...
April 07, 2018
As a Deer Longs
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February 22, 2018
I caught the last bus home from Wal Mart. It was quite dark, it was...
February 11, 2018
Here Comes Lent 2018
My favorite time of year is almost here. Yes, I'm that weirdo who actually...
January 23, 2018
That Bickering Body
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January 19, 2018
The March for Life: Notes from a Lifelong Activist
By Beth Hersom Today marks the anniversary of Roe versus Wade. Today, the 45th annual...
January 17, 2018
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January 09, 2018
No, Mindfulness Is Not Satanic
Written by Robert Miole Mark Shea recently posted about the latest ‘Satanic panic’ piece published...
December 31, 2017
No, We Can’t Get Over It
Last month, I posted a guest post by a dear friend of mine, about her...
December 26, 2017
My daughter, Rosie, is well aware by now that there are different rites in...
December 02, 2017
Welcome to Advent!
Hello, Latin Catholics! Come on in, pull up a chair, help yourself to something...
November 24, 2017
An Orthodox Spiritual Abuse Victim Tells Her Story
[This account was written for me by a Brooke Alker Gregory. I am sharing it with...
November 14, 2017
Advent is Approaching
As I write this, we are six hours away from the start of Philip's Fast...
November 09, 2017
A Prayer and a Work of Mercy for the Friendship Room
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November 02, 2017
All Saints and All Souls
It wasn't All Saints' Day yesterday-- not for me, in the tradition I follow now....
September 02, 2017
The Rose of Sharon on the First of the Year
September First is the beginning of the Eastern Church's year. This year, it also seems...
August 24, 2017
African Christians Are Not Inferior Christians
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July 27, 2017
My friend Rebecca has harvested her onions for the year. She set up a tent...
June 30, 2017
Some Say Peter
There are saints who seem like strangers to me, and Peter and Paul go into...
June 28, 2017
Ohio Valley Canticle
I've been trying to fit in here for almost eleven years now-- trying to find a...
June 21, 2017
They Are Sending Our Fellow Christians to Die
They are going to die. Just recently, about 200 Chaldean Christians-- Catholics like me and...
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Free Among the Dead
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