Category Archive: faith

Jul 20

Sorry, Mr. Dad. Not in My Catholic Household.

I’d generally consider myself a fan of Armin Brott, aka Mr. Dad. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his books on fatherhood. His podcast sometimes catches my interest as well. In this case, though, I have to strongly disagree with him. Someone wrote …

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Apr 18

Latin is Hard! Waaaah!

My son has recently demonstrated remarkable proficiency in Gregorian chant. So far, he knows at least the Sanctus and Agnus Dei. He’s only 2.5 years old, and his Latin pronunciation is no worse than the average adult attending masses at the Pittsburgh Oratory. That startling fact has sparked a thought in my mind. I may […]

Mar 31

No More Ifs, Ands, or Buts!

“I envy ppl who find themselves in a rut & make huge life changes just to ‘shake things up.’ How great would it be to have that luxury?!” – @DaddyFiles I don’t mean to single out Aaron (@DaddyFiles) for criticism or scorn by highlighting this tweet. Rather, I present it as an example of a […]

Mar 09

On Ashes and Eyeshadow

My husband and I accidentally went to the parish school’s mass for Ash Wednesday this morning. It was the most convenient for us, and it is open to the public. It’s just full of lots of squirmy children from kindergarten to 8th grade wearing uniforms that look strikingly similar to the ones I wore in […]

Feb 16

The Church and Family Planning: Pius XI

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Church and Family PlanningI don’t think there’s any dispute that the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding the regulation of births are greatly misunderstood by many people, both within and without the Church. Most Americans and most media outlets seem to think natural family planning (NFP) […]

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