Culture

May 30, 2013

A Week In The Life: Four Scenes That Make Sense Of It All

Several years ago, my husband was at a dinner with a CNN executive. The inevitable and predictable question arose: “Why do news outlets run so much
May 30, 2013

El Salvador Supreme Court Respects Constitution, Life

A person’s a person, no matter how small, even if he or she has anencephaly and will only live for a few hours after birth. It’s
May 31, 2013

Six Great Gifts for the Newly Ordained. (and five things to shy away from.)

You can hardly go to a cathedral these days without running into an ordination. Every year in late May and through the month of June seminaries
June 3, 2013

A Hardcore Catholic Love Story

In my continuing attempt to chronicle Catholic identity as it is lived in  time, I give you the modern Catholic love story which you see unfold
June 4, 2013

Want to Travel in Time? Go To Mass!

If you’re like me, fans of the Doctor Who series on the BBC have been filling your Facebook timeline with speculation about who will be the
June 4, 2013

Say Hello to the New Bishops!

Wow. If you want to know what an apostle looks like, his picture is to the right. That’s Bishop Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois.  Among other things,
June 5, 2013

The hookup culture perverts human relationships

Last week I compiled a list of cities I think are the  most harmful to a person’s Catholic faith. I put Cambridge, Massachusetts on that list because
June 6, 2013

6 More Gifts For the Newly Ordained: The Sacred and the Human

Had more ideas for great gifts to get for a newly ordained priest. Beyond the six I listed last week, here are six more, with some