It’s All The Social Conservatives Fault!

I really, really wish I were joking about the title, but I’ve actually heard several folks seriously suggest this.  (Hugh Hewitt show had a co-host/guest suggest “dropping the abortion issue,” for example—thankfully, Hugh pointed out that was…not a great idea.)

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New Catholic Convert

From over at John Wright’s place, I heard mention of a guy who went from being the head of the Secular Free Thought Society (no jokes, please, they write themselvers) to converting to Catholicism, as told in State Press Magazine:

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Where Are The Artists?

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of folks lamenting how modern art (especially Modern Art) doesn’t have anything to compare to, oh, the great cathedrals of Europe—according to some, doesn’t even have a decently sized mural.  Usually comes with a

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Science And Religion

Yeah, that old favorite; Mr. Wright enters the fray again over at his blog, in a rather long and detailed post asking if science fiction is inherently opposed to religion. Because this is the internet, the comments rather quickly head into

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Fast Friday

That’s “fast” like “quick,” not “fast” like, well, “fasting.”  I do go meatless, but that’s entirely beside the point.  The idea is things to make when the weak week is ending and I’m longing for a stiff drink ready for

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Andy Griffith 1926-2012

His list of credits is pretty impressive. No, he wasn’t Catholic, but he was very American, and who hasn’t used Mayberry as a metaphor?  Either way, may he rest in peace.

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Defense of Self Against Unlawful Attack

apparently, this applying to police is controversial. Who knew? To clarify, I’m talking about the new law in Indiana, not to #OWS punching a cop and being shocked when they get thumped.  Was falling asleep last night and heard Coast

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Coincidence, Timely, or A Hint?

In reverse order: Jeanne G. over at Knowledge Hungry is musing on how faith is sometimes used to justify sinful behavior. This picture showed up on my facebook:

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The Mother Thing

This is going to meander.  It’s more of a thinking-out-loud type post than really having a specific point.  Can I call it a meditation? So I got married.  And suddenly, like the boy thing had hit, the motherhood-thing hit.  I

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Aliens, Sex and Catholicism

Or, as the Author over there put it: Theology of the Body, Rishathra and the Cyberpope. Warning: Mr. Wright’s style can be a bit startling until you’re use to it, just keep in mind: if he’s totally outrageous, he’s probably joking. 

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A Real Job

I’ve had it suggested that I write about motherhood a bit; be careful what you ask for.   ….Yeah, I’m posting on that.  Some idiot talking head makes a slam at a grandmother with MS and everyone has to comment

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The Pope in Cuba

Apparently, he’s staying busy. SuburbanBanshee has two very good posts on the topic– the first has the great opening of “seldom have I enjoyed myself more watching a speech at an airport.”  The second one is on what he said

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Sin is Poison

even when you didn’t do it.   A few minutes ago, I was dancing around with my two year old Princess, and the baby Duchess got herself into a corner again– she can’t turn or go in reverse, yet.  Princess,

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98% of Catholic Women Use Birth Control

– or so they say. “They” being random folks online, who seem to have picked it up from Huffington Post, or maybe Daily Kos. To be fair, the original claim was that 98% of women (footnote in small type: at

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Mental Exercise and the Devil’s Advocate

Looking at that title, I really wish I could make a post worthy of it! That said, this will have to do, I suppose. There are enough geeks on this blog that I can hope someone else read the old

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Not Just One Reason

Growing up, my family had a lot of odd conversations, especially on the rare occasions we watched TV. One of these led to my mom pointing out that a lot of the “strange” things that the Bible told the Jews

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Fish Friday

I don’t know about anyone else— at least this time of year, come Lent I know it’ll be a group obsession — but I’m constantly on the look-out for something to make that doesn’t involve carne. Beyond the staples of

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Why Personhood Matters

Imagine you lost your mother, after an illness, at the hospital. In as much as any death is easy, hers is… and then it starts. Months later, after much legal fighting, they finally give you her mortal remains– a couple

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Non-Human People

(First time posting, so hopefully I don’t mess up the formatting too much; that would be a bit much after folks were kind enough to invite me to post!) Time for a bit of Catholic applied to geekery! (Not to

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