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The Mug Challenge

Last night one of my sisters posted the following picture to my Facebook feed: I was deeply touched at the inherent complement, but immediately dismissed the idea that it was true. "I'm really not that awesome", I said to my husband; my brain was already cataloging the many ways I had screwed up during the… Continue reading The Mug Challenge

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Don’t be Fair, be Generous.

Today's Gospel reading in Matthew (20:1-16) talks about a landowner who hires workers throughout the day to tend to his fields; from dawn to dusk he brings them in. At the end of the day everyone received the same wage, regardless of how long they worked. Envy has the first workers crying foul, to which they… Continue reading Don’t be Fair, be Generous.

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Let’s Add Some Random Thomism to the Public Debate on Communion for the Divorced and Civilly Remarried Catholics!

When I first heard about the Synods called for this year and next to discuss the pastoral issues surrounding marriage and the family, I squealed with glee a bit on the inside. Maybe out loud, too. Marriage and family life are a topic close to my heart and will probably be the primary study track… Continue reading Let’s Add Some Random Thomism to the Public Debate on Communion for the Divorced and Civilly Remarried Catholics!

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What does a (Catholic) Christian taste like?

I promise you this is not a post about the early Church being accused of cannibalism. Because that's gross. Rather, a number of news headlines caught my attention yesterday that tie in to a question that I've frequently discussed with my husband. That question: what makes a Catholic a Catholic? In the first article we have the… Continue reading What does a (Catholic) Christian taste like?