Category Archives: 5. Children of Adam and Eve

Meekness: The Virtue Governing Our Emotions

(I wrote this piece for the August newsletter of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc.: https://www.americanmothers.org/) Let’s be honest: women sometimes deserve our reputation of being too emotional. When our emotions help us experience compassion for another and prompt us … Continue reading

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Summer Declutter and the Virtue of Temperance

(I wrote this piece for the July newsletter of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc.: https://www.americanmothers.org/) When my boys and I put away the schoolbooks for the summer, one of my favorite things to do is declutter the house. Things … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Gift

(I wrote this piece for the June newsletter of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc.: https://www.americanmothers.org/) In honor of Father’s Day, I would like to encourage wives to respect and appreciate their husbands. Feminism has helped to correct some serious … Continue reading

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Miserable Pride vs. Joyful Humility

(I wrote this piece for the May newsletter of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc.: https://www.americanmothers.org/) How can we find joy and peace in motherhood? By embracing the difficult work of growing in virtue and fighting against vice as we … Continue reading

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Womanly Intuition

(I wrote this piece for the April newsletter of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc.: https://www.americanmothers.org/) I would like to begin my “corner” by considering some ancient ideas about knowledge and ethics: intuition, virtue, and vice. As mothers, how … Continue reading

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Trending or Tradition?

Here is the link to my article “Trending or Tradition?” It summarizes peer vs. parent orientation and applies it as a cultural and religious analytical tool:

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NFP Leads to Vocations?

We once had a young seminarian over for dinner, and I asked him if his fellow seminarians were willing to speak the truth about the evils of contraception to their flock (something I see many current priests unwilling to do).  … Continue reading

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Our Common Lineage

Here is what Aslan says to King Caspian when the latter wishes that he “‘came of a more honorable lineage’”: “You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,” said Aslan.  “And that is both honor enough to erect … Continue reading

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Proposed Schema of Human Knowledge

According to Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli in Handbook of Christian Apologetics (Downers Grove, Illinois:  InterVarsity Press, 1994), truths can be classified according to the following schema (where F = truths known by faith alone, and R = truths known … Continue reading

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Fr. Georges Lemaitre and the Big Bang

I was fascinated to learn from my father recently that the originator of the “Big Bang” theory was a Catholic priest by the name of Georges Lemaitre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre Pope Pius XII “declared at the November 22, 1951 opening meeting of … Continue reading

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