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November 08, 2018
Trump is Doing the Monkey Dance
Well, it's gotten a bit dicey around here. I was feeling moderately hopeful right up...
November 05, 2018
One More Word Before You Vote
I need to talk to my fellow Catholics right before they go vote....
November 01, 2018
A Legacy of Scandal: Sheltering Abuse at Franciscan University
I loved Father Mike Scanlan. I know that I have been less than complimentary...
October 30, 2018
You Must Not Hurt People
I want to be absolutely clear about something. It is a sin to hurt...
October 21, 2018
The Church Ought Not to be a Torture Test
I don't know how to tell you that you shouldn't mock people in spiritual...
October 18, 2018
The Two Worst Pro-Life Witnesses This Week
I am more than frustrated with my fellow Catholics just now. First of all,...
October 12, 2018
Christ Stands With the Abused, not Abusers
I draw your attention to an article by Jenn Morson, the follow-up to her article...
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 20, 2018
Sexual Assault is not a Teenage Rite of Passage
I have heard many different responses to the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most of...
August 29, 2018
For a Moment, it was All About the Victims
I am glad that everyone finally believes in sexual abuse. This is a new...
August 25, 2018
Gentleness Has No Gender
After Rose was born, we were a mess. My abusive disaster birth left me...
August 23, 2018
Something Rotten in the Diocese of Arlington
Today, on Twitter, the Diocese of Arlington posted an extremely optimistic tweet, which led...
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 20, 2018
Celibacy and Priesthood: Contra Dwight Longenecker
Father Dwight Longenecker is at it again. He has written an extremely uncharitable and smug...
August 19, 2018
A Smoldering Wick In Church
All things considered, it has been a hell of a weak. I'm not swearing there;...
August 17, 2018
What About the Girls?
There have been a plethora of predictably awful responses to this week's horrendous news...
August 16, 2018
The Meaning of Chaff
My friend mentioned something to me today that helped me, a little. I figure...
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 10, 2018
A Lavender Herring: Who is to Blame for Priestly Sexual Abuse?
I don't think there's some kind of secret gay cabal in the Church. In...
August 08, 2018
A Pro-Life Action we Can All Take
I would like all of my readers to join me in taking a stand for...
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 04, 2018
Lilian Vogl Declares Independence from the American Solidarity Party
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July 03, 2018
Saint Michael’s College Blames the Victim
I received some news today which has me shaking with anger. Besides being a...
June 22, 2018
For awhile, we were in a parish with two rival homeschool groups. One was led...
April 10, 2018
White Nationalism Is Not Just Another Opinion
There's been a bit of a kerfuffle. Kristen Hatten, the ethnonationalist writer who publicly...
March 14, 2018
The Problem With “Walk Up Not Out”
When I was a little girl, before we ended up homeschooling on the Planet...
January 06, 2018
Is Franciscan University Scared of Speaking Plainly About Sexual Harassment?
Yesterday, the Franciscan University of Steubenville Facebook page shared an article from the aptly named...
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No, We Can’t Get Over It
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