Monthly Archives: September 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday (cubed)

1. You must, must, must catch Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism series on PBS. We DVR’d the first couple of episodes last night to watch with the kids but we caught a couple of minutes and were transfixed. Amazing. Check your local … Continue reading

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How A 300-Pound English Journalist Saved My Faith

In almost all of my posts up to now, I’ve addressed some particular question that always bothered me as a Protestant and why I’ve found the Catholic answer to my question so compelling and satisfying.  In this post, I’m going … Continue reading

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Lord, Hear Our Prayer

The conversation in the combox in Jason’s last post about vain repeition turned to the topic of prayer, and I thought this would be a good time to add a quick follow-up, since prayer was on my short list of … Continue reading

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Why Do Catholics Do the Same Thing Over and Over?

As I was desperately trying to think of reasons not to become Catholic, I considered and researched all of the objections to Catholicism I’d heard my whole life.  On this score, I can’t count the number of times I googled … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Friday (part the second)

1. Mass has been going much better the past couple of weeks with the “Two-rranysaurous Rex.”  Aside from yelling, “QUIET!!!” whenever we walk into the church or “PRAY!!!” or “JESUS!!!” while she points at the stained glass windows, she’s pretty … Continue reading

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My Sin is Ever Before Me

One of the things I learned in seminary is that theology is not some academic, pie in the sky endeavor. It’s not reserved for those who nerdily consume tomes by obscure figures, the way a Trekkie might become a repository for useless … Continue reading

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Taking a stab at 7 Quick Takes Friday

1. It’s Friday! Which for us now means meatless Friday! We figure hey, if we’re going to be Catholic let’s do it right. Last week we had Thai Veggie Pizza. Tonight’s menu will be a little less time consuming since various … Continue reading

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