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On Rabbits and Responsibility

Note: This post originated on radinfinitum. I'm sharing it here because future posts will revisit parts of this one, and I want y'all to have the background.  Rabbits. Out of an entire lengthy interview that covers some incredibly heavy subjects, all people could talk about this week were rabbits. I think Mr. Cuddles aptly expresses my feelings… Continue reading On Rabbits and Responsibility

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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Catholicism

Do you love everything about the Catholic Church? No? Then this is for you. Yes? This is still for you. I'm not writing this to convert non-Catholics or make all Catholics theologians. All I want, all I really want, is for everyone to know a few basic things about Catholicism. If you hate the Church,… Continue reading What I Wish Everyone Knew About Catholicism

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Teaching the Concept of Eternity to the Twitter Generation

My catechism lesson for this coming Sunday is an introduction to the Person of the Holy Spirit. This necessarily includes a discussion of the Blessed Trinity and how each Person relates within the whole. Which means big, clunky words. Begetting. Begotten. Procession. Spiration. My students are eleven and twelve, and I'm fairly certain that the… Continue reading Teaching the Concept of Eternity to the Twitter Generation

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Parents Need to Start Looking at Kids Like Environmentalists Look at the Environment

Admittedly I am not a hardcore environmentalist. I recycle. I am mindful of what products have harmful chemicals in them and  things like that, but not because I'm passionate about environmental conservation. I know that man-made detritus harms and kills ocean animals, but when I see styrofoam cups on the beach I don't automatically imagine… Continue reading Parents Need to Start Looking at Kids Like Environmentalists Look at the Environment