Jealousy

Speaking of sin, a few nights ago I was kept up by a roiling case of jealousy the likes of which I had not seen since high school.  This is not to claim that I’m free from all jealousy – oh, no.  I quietly […]

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Of Parasites and Repentance

You haven’t really been to a third-world country until that third-world country has been to you.  One of my dear friends has been going to Uganda lately in service of this beautiful nonprofit she founded.  Last year, she was away for my birthday in […]

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“God is Dead,” Part 3: A Response to Atheists

I know I said I’d be done on Wednesday, but no discussion of atheism would be complete without at least mentioning the likes of Richard Dawkins, Charles Hitchens and Susan Jacoby.  You’ve probably heard of at least one of these outspoken advocates […]

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“God is Dead,” Part 2: A Response to “An Unbelieving Age”

Thankfully, postmodernism has done away with all that modernity nonsense.  Not only is modernity dead, but so is God, and postmodernism, apparently, is the one who killed God.  “Postmodernism,” Eagleton writes in his article  An Unbelieving Age, “may be the first age of […]

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“God Is Dead,” Part 1: A Response to “The Intellectual Snobbery of Conspicuous Atheism”

Normally, I take Mondays to reflect on Sunday evening’s homily.  Last night’s was one to let simmer for a bit, though, plus, intriguingly, atheism seems to be coming up in my circles lately.  Christian friends have been sending my articles asking for […]

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Let It Be

Okay, I’m having a moment.  You’ll have to forgive me. For a lot of my life, Let It Be by the Beatles was my favorite song.  Even after I gained enough awareness to label it a “Catholic” song (though I now go to […]

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“The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying” – A Response

My husband recently asked me when you all get to start voting on what I write about next.  He then quickly followed up with requesting that I write about my struggles with the Old Testament.  I laughed, shrugged it off and said […]

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The Power in Identity

The gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent, which was last night, was the story of the three temptations of Christ in the desert (Matthew 4:1-10).  I’d heard comparisons between the person of Job and the person of Jesus in Scripture […]

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Self Help

Not surprisingly, one of the first things I’ve learned in the two days since Lent began is that I fight myself really, really hard.  I have a very difficult time just being.  I have a litany of lists of rules I perform […]

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Pottery from Ashes

Ready for the obligatory Ash Wednesday post?  Let’s begin. Last year, I attempted to give up Facebook for Lent.  I was doing it for all the wrong reasons, plus I’m a teensy bit addicted, so needless to say, I failed about a […]

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