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Being Globally Generous

September 22, AD2014 0 Comments
Being Globally Generous

Although Uganda is not a Top 10 Places to Vacation on any list that I have seen, I really meant to go there to relax and to enjoy a different world perspective. Well, and to satisfy my wanderlust. I had wanted to travel to all five continents (aren’t there 7?) since I was a boy, and […]

Marriage: ‘Bergoglio’ Approves Shacking Up?

September 22, AD2014 6 Comments
Marriage:  ‘Bergoglio’ Approves Shacking Up?

Maybe you heard that on Sunday, September 14, 2014, Pope Francis married twenty couples at St. Peter’s Basilica. I learned about it first from an old friend who doesn’t think there has been a real pope in Rome for about a century. He included a link to an ABC news story with his own comment: […]

Encountering God In Daily Life

September 21, AD2014 4 Comments
Encountering God In Daily Life

New York City can be a daunting place for a Catholic, or anyone who wants to live a religious or moral life. While it is a most materialistic and secular city, I have managed to find inspiration and people who share my love for God. They are rare and very precious to me. Some I […]

Signs From Heaven

September 20, AD2014 2 Comments
Signs From Heaven

I used to have a strange, very naive idea that I would be closely united with my father after his death. I know that we are united with the communion of saints, and that death no longer separates us (Romans 8:38-39). I believe we can pray to the saints, and even pray to and pray […]

Save the Storks in Delaware

September 19, AD2014 2 Comments
Save the Storks in Delaware

Friends, I have a very important message for you today, but I’m not going to be the one to convey it. Instead, I’m going to let my good friend, Nicole Collins, a wonderful pro-life warrior, deliver it in my stead. Please consider contributing to this very worthy cause, and if you are unable to contribute […]

Eugenics and the “Hitler Card”

September 19, AD2014 9 Comments
Eugenics and the “Hitler Card”

Taxonomy of the “Hitler Card” Fallacy The Fallacy Files website, which is devoted to exploring and exploding errors in reasoning, gives the following forms for “the Hitler card” fallacy (also called the “ad Hitlerum” or “ad Naziarum”): Forms Adolf Hitler accepted idea I.Therefore, I must be wrong. The Nazis accepted idea I.Therefore, I must be […]

12 Thoughts on Marriage As We Approach Our 40th Anniversary

September 19, AD2014 14 Comments
12 Thoughts on Marriage As We Approach Our 40th Anniversary

As Holy Mother Church plans the World Meeting of Families, my husband and I are approaching our 40th wedding anniversary. As a child bride of 17 marrying her high school sweetheart, I felt the invincibility of our union with the passion of youth. Now, some four decades later, I’d like to reflect on what we’ve […]

15 Tips for Surviving Mass With Little Ones

September 18, AD2014 3 Comments
15 Tips for Surviving Mass With Little Ones

I have been sitting in mass with small children since I became Catholic in 1994. There were times when it was more difficult and times when it was less difficult, but it is always an exhausting experience. Rewarding at times, but still a workout. Many times people have come up to me and told me […]

Faith Without Hope

September 18, AD2014 14 Comments
Faith Without Hope

Ephemeral Hope I possess an intellectual spirituality that makes me shy away from an outward display of faith filled emotions. I prefer internal intensity. Also, I also fear how such emotions are temporary. Ephemeral feelings should not be the foundation of the spiritual life. Although, we certainly benefit from the good times, those windswept moments […]

How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

September 17, AD2014 16 Comments
How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

This morning I woke up and read an article about the Osteen Predicament. It was kind of weird because the issue of the prosperity gospel has been coming up a lot lately. I watched the video of Victoria Osteen’s sermon and wondered why anyone would believe that crap. It is so easy to see that […]