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What’s in a name?

My husband and I chose not to know the sex of our unborn baby before birth and kept our name selections a mystery to friends and family.  So when labor lasted a day and a half, our midwives and nurses in the hospital appeared quite anxious for the child’s identity to be revealed.   We held our baby girl during her first few minutes freshly out of the womb.  During the hustle and bustle of post-delivery, there was so much to take in that we temporarily forgot about names.  A nurse finally asked, “Well, what’s …

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Ma’am you should be a priest.

A few years ago I was volunteering at a local pro-life event, when a Catholic acquaintance approached me to say hello.  She asked what I was doing these days.  At my reply that I am studying for a master’s in theology, she grumbled, “It’s a shame you’re into that Theology of the Body, or else you could be a priest.”  Shocked, I attempted to collect my composure being answering.   I have had a handful of Protestants ask if my goal was to be a minister upon graduation.  Despite my insistence to the contrary, middle-aged Brenda, …

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“What did you do this weekend?” “I got betrothed.”

Due to my friends, education and career choices over the years, I am well informed on the odd facts and trivia of our Catholic faith.  St. Drogo is the patron of unattractive people.  St. Catherine of Siena’s tomb in Rome is opened on her feast day every year for people to kneel inside and touch what encases her.  St. Vincent Ferrer’s finger, which he used to point during his preaching, is in a reliquary at the parish named for him in New York City. Some of this knowledge is mostly for fun, while other facts …

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It’s Not Easy Being a Woman

Kermit once said, “It’s not easy being green.”  Such is no longer the case.  Green is “in.”  Green is hip.  Green is as convenient as purchasing the cloth grocery bag, conveniently located right next to the convenient scan-it-yourself aisle.  Green is available at farmer’s markets and specialty stores and even regular grocery stores.  Green is loudly touted by the media, by the teachers, by the government. But, you know what’s not easy?  It’s not easy being a woman. This thought struck me as I opened a new bag of bread on Monday morning.  As I …

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