Tag Archives: Family

How Your Blogger Spent Halloween…

Handing out candy, of course. And when the kiddies weren’t knocking on the door, I did a little reading… Advertisements

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“When Great Trees Fall” (Requiescat In Pace)

I’m not sure if I will be much of a presence here over the next several days. There has been a death in my family, see, and my duties lie elsewhere. Loss is the cross we bear when we love … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Thousands Protest In France over Same-Sex Marriage Proposals UPDATED

  Andrew Cusack has the best coverage I’ve seen on this protest. France Marches for Marriage Led by a provocative comedian, a gay atheist, and a socialist teacher, protest against same-sex marriage draws one million

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What Does California Have In Common With Singapore?

A low birth-rate problem. Miriam Jordan writes about it in the Wall Street Journal. Declining migration and falling birthrates have led to a drop in the number of children in California just as baby boomers reach retirement, creating an economic … Continue reading

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From T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” (A Few Words for Wednesday)

  T.S. Eliot has been lauded in this space before. You see, he moved on from the Wasteland and the Hollow Men, and  found succor and refreshment in the fields of the Lord. Even when the world he knew was ramping … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Had a Catholic Dream?

  I had my first Catholic dream last night. It’s been a while since I remember having a dream after waking up at all, actually. But I’ve definitely never had a dream that I could label as “Catholic” before. At … Continue reading

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Because the YOUCAT Helps My Children and Me

You may have missed the fracus a few years back when I killed Santa Claus, but his memory still lives on. In our house now, “Santa” means “unexpected gifts from Mom and Dad.” This past Christmas, see, Santa gave each … Continue reading

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Because of the Twilight Zone Episode that My Country Has Become UPDATED

How’s that for an answer to “Why I Am Catholic,” dear reader? Here, I’ll say it again: because of the Twilight Zone episode my country has become. Because when lifesaving care can be denied to your child because of mental … Continue reading

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Recognizing Grace in a Manual Transmission

This past week, I’ve been on vacation. Actually, it’s been a “stay-cation,” with me working on little projects around the house. The repairs to our home after the hail damage (from the storms back in April) needed to be managed … Continue reading

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For Bernard of Clairvaux’s Bible Reading Program to Make Sense of the World

—Feast of St. John of Egypt Back in October of last year, I shared thoughts written by a Doctor of the Church with you. It was from a homily St. Bernard of Clairvaux had written and preached to the brothers … Continue reading

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