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November 19, 2013

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago…

Abraham Lincoln understood this important truth: America’s greatness was neither an accident nor an entitlement. Whatever greatness was in this nation was, by the grace of
November 25, 2013

101 Reasons to Give Thanks For Your Body

Yes, your body. The one you think is too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too old, too weak. The one with the scars and
November 28, 2013

Let’s Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is a holiday with religious origins, but is arguably the most important secular holiday in America, more so even than Independence Day. The Thanksgiving feast
December 20, 2013

Pope Francis, Breastfeeding, and Breaking with Catholic Tradition

We now know the answer to a question no one in the entire world was asking: What does the bishop of Rome think about breastfeeding in public? Sometimes
December 23, 2013

The Choice 2014 [Updated]

Catholics face an important choice in 2014 and in the years ahead. Some of the comments and reactions to my post earlier this week on Pope Francis’s
December 24, 2013

The Anticipation of Christmas

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy
December 25, 2013

Overcoming The Post-Christmas Blues

Yesterday, I wrote about the anticipation of Christmas. But if there’s any counterpart to that buildup of excitement, it’s the post-Christmas blues. The presents are all
January 6, 2014

What Catholic Tradition Means to a Protestant

Facebook is making me a bit ill these days. And I’m not sure who to blame. Pope Francis? The media? Ordinary Catholics squabbling over what the
January 27, 2014

Memo to the Vatican: Save the Doves!

As if we needed any more proof that it’s time to end the silly practice of releasing doves as a symbol of promoting peace, two more