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Just the Way I Am

Recently, I came across a Facebook post from someone who declared “God loves me just the way I am.” You can bet there were loads of comments agreeing with that sentiment. I think I may have actually done a face … Continue reading

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Mass Interrupted

Whoever designed my church is an idiot. I don’t mean Whoever designed my Church. That would be Christ. I mean whoever designed my church building. This nameless person apparently decided the best place to put the restrooms was on either … Continue reading

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Complaining to God

Do you ever wonder why God allows bad things to happen to us? I mean, what are you to think when you’ve lost your job through no fault of your own? What if someone you love dearly dies? Don’t you, … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar

Remember President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal? I know a woman who told me she thought it was okay for him to lie about it because “All guys lie about sex.” I told her I had to disagree. The Commandment “Thou … Continue reading

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Pro—

According to the MacMillan dictionary, the prefix pro— means “supporting something or approving of it.” Nowadays a lot of people are pro-this or pro-that, whether you’re talking about politics or some other social issue. And of course you will meet … Continue reading

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Defining Heaven

When I was in the first grade, I asked my teacher—a nun—what heaven is like. She told me heaven is like the Mass. That was absolutely the right answer. That was absolutely the wrong answer. 

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Tepidity

There’s a show on television called Air Disasters, and some time ago they ran a segment on the September 25, 1978 PSA crash in San Diego. I remember that day very well. Like everybody else, I saw the news coverage … Continue reading

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Filling Up

There’s a drug store in my neighborhood where my husband and I buy ice cream. It’s the best ice cream in town, and the place has a great variety of flavors. About every week or so, we’d go inside, grab … Continue reading

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Wishing Doesn’t Make It So

Back when we Catholics had to abstain from meat on all Fridays, I heard about a girl who thought it was perfectly acceptable to eat cheeseburgers on those days. Her reasoning went like this: we’re not allowed to eat ham … Continue reading

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How to Mess Up Your Kids

Here are nine little nuggets that I made sure not to tell my own kids:   “You’ll learn to like it.” This is what you tell your kid when forcing him to eat something he hates. Trust me, he will … Continue reading

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