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November 12, 2018
Let it be an Ordinary Day
Have you ever found yourself in a museum, when you were terribly anxious? Anxiety...
September 30, 2018
For a Moment, Joy
It's been a bit since I wrote. My mini-Sabbatical away from the internet was not...
September 28, 2018
Exhausted in the Midst of Scandals
I am exhausted. I'm completely exhausted. I promised myself I wouldn't watch the hearings, but...
September 24, 2018
To the Family With the Disabled Boy in Church
I was at the 5:30 PM Mass. I was lonely and cranky, as usual,...
September 24, 2018
The Child in Their Midst
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but...
September 16, 2018
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way...
August 26, 2018
In the Lovely Darkness
It is a terrible thing to gaze at the icons in a darkened room,...
August 22, 2018
The Lesson of the Slim White Disc
I went to Adoration yesterday. I didn't feel like praying, but I needed the quiet....
August 15, 2018
Sanctissima: Meditations on a Dark Assumption Day
We got to Mass just on time. That's a rarity, bus routes being what they...
August 14, 2018
Better the Millstone: On the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report
I'm at a loss for words. I'm a professional writer, I write 800-2000 words...
August 13, 2018
We Must Let Children Be Heroic
I saw a sweet video online today. For all I know it was staged,...
August 06, 2018
Clericalism and Priestly Abuse: What do the Laity do Now?
I have some very difficult things to say in response to the United States...
August 05, 2018
How Not to Talk About Forgiveness
My friend was abused. Yes, in that way. I won't go into detail because...
July 31, 2018
For John Came Fasting
Rose met a cat. You might remember that I've mentioned LaBelle is haunted with...
July 21, 2018
Weep like Peter, Preach like Magdalene
Let's talk about Mary Magdalene. In the Eastern Church, Mary Magdalene's icon is nice...
July 20, 2018
The Things I Learned, The Things I Taught
I worked in a Catholic daycare, over a decade ago, in one of the...
June 04, 2018
Christ is Coming to Heal the World
It has not been a good weekend. Rosie came down with a fever and the...
May 30, 2018
A Non-Apology and a Response from a Catholic Feminist
I received an apology early this afternoon. Well, something made to look like...
May 24, 2018
A Bucket Will Not Save You
I saw one of those ads for a kit, to help you survive the...
May 21, 2018
To Share is Human, to Share is Divine
The other day, a wonderful reader left me a tip in the blog's tip jar,...
May 13, 2018
Say there is a Lady
Let's say there is a Lady full of Grace. Let's say there is a...
May 10, 2018
Lilacs in Labelle
LaBelle smells like unwashed dogs. The neighbors in the apartment building have at least...
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
We still don't have a way to get to the church that's become home....
March 02, 2018
The Problem of the Invisible Illness
(Author's note: This is a piece I wrote for Rare Disease Day, which...
February 22, 2018
I caught the last bus home from Wal Mart. It was quite dark, it was...
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As The Snow
Readers of my blog sometimes tell me I'm brave, but I'm actually not. I'm...
January 25, 2018
What is the real “Destructive Culture?”
I keep thinking about that nonsense paragraph from Dreher that I tore apart yesterday. One...
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