Category Archives: Catholic Living

Celebs Be Crazy – A Post for English Manif

I recently started translating for English Manif, a blog started by Robert Lopez in response to the “Manifestation pour Tous,” the organized résistance to the same-sex marriage movement in France. The goal of the blog is to make the French-language … Continue reading

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‘For the Husband is Head of His Wife as Christ is Head of the Church’

The fifth chapter of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians has caused me more stress than any other chapter of the Bible. During my master’s studies, I made frequent attempts to write research papers on it, but I always gave up … Continue reading

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The Impurity of ‘Purity’

Virtue, Aristotle tells us, is a mode of action that operates as a mean between two emotional extremes, or ‘vices’. When properly developed, a virtue allows a person to act readily, easily, happily, and reasonably – in a word: excellently - with … Continue reading

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Learning to Want as we Ought

Today a post of mine was posted on Fare Forward’s blog. Here’s a preview: During the course of a homily on the virtue of faith I heard this Sunday, the priest gave an anecdote from his teenage years. I can’t … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the Old Testament

A friend of mine recently posted the following picture on Facebook: I took it upon myself to try and respond to the misunderstanding exemplified by this picture. I’ll post the response below for the benefit of anyone who may be … Continue reading

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March for Marriage

Some of you may be familiar with the March for Life. If not, it’s a political demonstration that takes place every year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court case – Roe v. Wade –  which made abortion (until viability) … Continue reading

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I did it!

For anyone who follows this blog on a regular basis, I thank you for your patience and apologize for the lack of content. This past August, I moved to Washington, DC. The primary reason behind the relocation was to be … Continue reading

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Reacting to the Resignation

This is a post that I submitted for the Catholic Voices USA blog. It is going to appear there, in edited form, next week. My getting-up routine this past Monday was the same as it always is; I rolled out … Continue reading

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‘Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus’

Today, I rejoin the blogosphere after a long hiatus which was due to the time-consuming process of applying to graduate school for next year. I applied to seven (!) graduate programs, which I consider a serious accomplishment. Applying to grad … Continue reading

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“What is it all for?”: On Procreation as the Primary Purpose of Marriage

A Warning: As I am about to use an example from the TV show Mad Men to support my argument, I must begin this post with a warning. I recently started watching this show, but I didn’t start with the … Continue reading

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