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December 31st, 2012
As the viral video "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus," by Jefferson Bethke, approaches 18 million views, I will add my response ...
December 29th, 2012
Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act caused a lot of stir among Americans. Even Catholics were split on the issue. One priest tweeted, “What’s nxt? Will the government ...
December 29th, 2012
Busted Halo hits the streets and talks with people about the Vatican’s demand for reform of the LCWR
In 2008, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith began an investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (or LCWR), the largest association in the United States of leaders of Catholic nuns ...
December 27th, 2012
May 20, 1988, a mentally ill women named Laurie Dann walked into Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, Illinois, armed with three handguns and shot one boy in a washroom then entered my classroom. She ...
December 27th, 2012
Why would a woman with serious doubts about her Catholic faith embark on a 480-mile pilgrimage trail across northern Spain? Maybe I'll know by the ...
November 16th, 2011
The new translation of the Mass is coming to a parish near you. Here are the changes you need to know about.
If you're headed to Mass during the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons, you're going to notice some changes. Starting November 27 the Roman Catholic Church ...
November 15th, 2011
Why, exactly, do Catholics have the practice of baptizing infants? What is the purpose of baptism and who can celebrate the sacrament of Baptism? Do the godparents of our child need to be married to each other? These ...
November 10th, 2011
We are told it is natural to thirst for fulfillment in aligning our life with God's plan for us and to thirst for the kingdom ...
October 19th, 2011
Getting over the stress of praying the right way and simply talking with God
Last week, I paused to look out the front window of my apartment just long enough to see a middle-aged woman briskly get in her ...
September 29th, 2011
I often hear people talking about living in the present moment as if it is a struggle, some cosmic ...
September 28th, 2011
Reconciling prayers of petition with the idea of God's Will
When we speak to God are we affecting His plans? Are we influencing the future? And if not, why do we persist in asking God ...
September 22nd, 2011
Let’s get one thing clear: I like the taste of meat. I like double bacon cheeseburgers. I like steak so rare it moos. On Thanksgiving ...
September 8th, 2011
At 13, I walked the halls of my middle school proudly as the smart Egyptian girl who brought in stuffed grape leaves for lunch and ...
August 20th, 2011
I haven´t been to confession in 10 years. It´s not that I refuse to go, it´s just something I never thought too much about. One of the many events on the World Youth Day ...
June 19th, 2011
A Father's Day Reflection
In that cosmically complex and fun butterfly effect way of looking at the world, we may never have been born if it wasn't for Thomas Merton, the world's most prominent Catholic monk and prolific author. ...
May 16th, 2011
The challenging implications of seeing Osama as a fellow child of God
When I learned of Osama bin Laden's death, my immediate reaction was indifference. I didn't share the jubilant response that seemed to be sweeping the ...
May 5th, 2011
And why the Gaga haters hate her
The video for Lady Gaga's song "Judas" has premiered, ending weeks of speculation stirred up by several religious spokespeople who denounced it before seeing it. The video is set in a motorcycle gang; Jesus is ...
April 18th, 2011
A Good Friday reflection
I am thinking about death. And ashes. Possibly this is because Easter is looming on the horizon, and if you have any truck with Jesus ...
April 4th, 2011
The more years that separate me from my time at Notre Dame, the more I realize how easy college made certain things in life.  Making friends ...
March 26th, 2011
As a sometime Catholic, I often find myself apologizing. Primarily, I find myself apologizing to those more devout than myself for my negligence. ...
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