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Author Archive: Leila Miller

Leila Miller is a wife and mother of eight children who has a penchant for writing and a passion for teaching the Catholic Faith in simple ways. This summa cum laude Boston College graduate also enjoys debating secularists, and in her spare time she fancies herself a bit of a Catholic matchmaker. She manages two blogs that accommodate those hobbies well: Little Catholic Bubble, and the invite-only Catholic Moms Matchmaking.

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Contraception Leads to Abortion: Come and See

July 22, AD2014 3 Comments
Contraception Leads to Abortion: Come and See

For most of my teen years and early twenties, I openly opposed abortion. When I was occasionally asked if I opposed contraception, too, I always responded like this: “No, I don’t have a problem with contraception, because contraception prevents abortions!” Everyone always agreed with my answer, because it was common sense: Widespread acceptance and use of contraception […]

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Protestantism is Subjective, Catholicism is Objective

May 27, AD2014 71 Comments
Protestantism is Subjective, Catholicism is Objective

Please note: When I address the differences between Catholics and Protestants, I am addressing doctrinal issues; I am not judging anyone\’s personal holiness or love for Christ. Once upon a time, five hundred years ago, a group of Christians broke away from the Catholic Church in protest, declaring that the Bible was a Christian\’s only […]

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Progressives, When is Your Progress Complete?

May 1, AD2014 81 Comments
Progressives, When is Your Progress Complete?

\”We all want progress, but if you\’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.\”  – C.S. Lewis Progressives, this post is for you. I have a question for you that is real and weighty […]

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Sterilization: Is it Getting \”Fixed\” or Getting Broken?

March 12, AD2014 2 Comments
Sterilization: Is it Getting \”Fixed\” or Getting Broken?

Those of us who defend Church teaching on human sexuality often focus on the immorality of contraception: condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, birth control pills, birth control patches, birth control rings, birth control sponges, birth control implants, birth control injections, IUDs… and whatever other contraceptives I am forgetting (I am sure scientists are working on more ways […]

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The Sheer Idiocy of \”Every Child a Wanted Child\”

February 4, AD2014 15 Comments
The Sheer Idiocy of \”Every Child a Wanted Child\”

\”Every child a wanted child\” has to be one of the more insidious pro-abortion slogans. Think about this silly little euphemism for a second. There are only two ways to ensure a child\’s \”wantedness\”: 1) We start wanting the children we create. or 2) We kill all the unwanted children. The first option is the […]

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Catholic Parenting: What I\’ve Done Right

January 7, AD2014 37 Comments
Catholic Parenting: What I\’ve Done Right

As parenting goes, the Lord knows I\’ve done a lot of things wrong. But there are a few things I\’ve done right. After mulling over my 22 years of rearing eight children (and asking the older kids for their thoughts), I have come up with my three indispensable keys to effective Catholic parenting: Moral formation is […]

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Adoration: Guess Who\’s in the Neighborhood?

November 12, AD2013 13 Comments
Adoration:  Guess Who\’s in the Neighborhood?

As I drive around town shuttling kids to and fro, I pass by one or more Catholic churches. On my good days, I remember Who is inside, and I make a quick head bow and the Sign of the Cross as I pass. Sometimes I think of all the cars whizzing by these churches, with occupants going […]

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Scrupulosity: A Little Bit of Hell

October 15, AD2013 71 Comments
Scrupulosity: A Little Bit of Hell

Do you never feel forgiven no matter how many times you confess your sins? Do you obsess over blasphemous thoughts that invade your mind against your will? Do you agonize about whether or not something you\’ve done is sinful, even when other faithful Catholics and even your priest assure you that it\’s not? Is your […]

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The Day the Air Conditioning Man Told Me He Got Fixed

September 17, AD2013 103 Comments
The Day the Air Conditioning Man Told Me He Got Fixed

A friendly young air conditioner tech came over to check the system at our home. Small talk led to him asking, \”So how many kids do you have, anyway?\” \”We have eight.\” Shocked, laughing, \”Oh, are you crazy?!\” I was not offended; I could sense a good heart. \”Ha ha, well, two are in college, and […]

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Why It\’s Hard to Dialogue With Secularists and Leftists‏

August 20, AD2013 106 Comments
Why It\’s Hard to Dialogue With Secularists and Leftists‏

My blog title, Little Catholic Bubble, is a bit tongue-in-cheek. I love my faithful Catholic friends, but I also enjoy engaging the left, mostly secular humanists, in cultural debates. Three main frustrations, however, make it hard to have a productive discussion. The first frustration is the tendency by many liberals to duck out early. I […]

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Dissenting Catholics and the Conscience‏

July 23, AD2013 55 Comments
Dissenting Catholics and the Conscience‏

A dissenting or \”cafeteria Catholic\” will often assert that as long as one follows his conscience, he is in good standing with the Church. Well, not exactly. Sometimes we come across anti-Catholic statements from anti-Catholic groups identifying as \”Catholic\”, which are riddled with errors such as this commonly accepted falsehood: In any case, Catholic theology […]

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Who is Obsessed With Sex?

June 25, AD2013 5 Comments
Who is Obsessed With Sex?

You\’ve heard it a million times, repeated as some sort of secular gospel: the Catholic Church is simply obsessed with sex. This obsession with the Church\’s supposed obsession makes me scratch my head, for two reasons. First of all, because I went to mass every Sunday of my life for my first 18 years, and […]

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Pope Francis Knows the Difference Between Redemption and Salvation. Do You?

May 28, AD2013 53 Comments
Pope Francis Knows the Difference Between Redemption and Salvation. Do You?

Secularists and believers alike seem confused by the recent words of Pope Francis when he affirmed that all people, even atheists, are redeemed: \”The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!\” Despite what one […]

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