Category Archives: Catholic Culture

Harry Potter is Not Evil.

I have been surprised at how many Catholics think that the Harry Potter books and movies are evil or anti Christian. While they are not Catholic, they certainly do contain Christian themes. When did some Catholics take on the protestant … Continue reading

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A Pants-Wearing Woman Reflects on Skirts

Jennifer Fulwiler has a thought provoking post up on the National Catholic    Reporter site. She is reading a book,an epic memoir,  Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It is about three generations of women growing up in China. Jennifer writes about … Continue reading

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Iowa’s hispanic population booms

Iowa’s Hispanic population exploded over the past decade, growing by 83.7 percent as Latinos drawn by meatpacking jobs began diversifying in the workplace. Polk County’s Hispanic population growth outpaced the rest of the state, up by 97.9 percent since 2000, … Continue reading

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Faith And a Pint of Guinness

A reader has alerted me to an interesting blog, Catholic Drinkie. The blogger, Sarah, is passionate about her faith, and she loves beer. In moderation of course. Her blog is almost a virtual Theology on Tap. I think that my … Continue reading

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Only In the Catholic Church

The first place that we lived, over thirteen years ago, when we returned to the US  was Guymon Oklahoma. Guymon is a small town in the panhandle of Oklahoma. Catholics make up less than 5% of the population. My husband … Continue reading

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False Modesty. False Choices

Bikini or Head Scarf?  How about old fashioned Modesty? I just discovered that CNN has a religion blog (H/T  Get Religion )  It has some thought provoking articles. Great. Just what  I need; another rabbit hole for me to get … Continue reading

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Words to Blog By

As I talked with brother bishops in preparation for this presentation, there was consistent agreement that one aspect that is most alarming to us about media is when it becomes unchristian and hurtful to individuals. For example, we are particularly … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy Attracts Vocations

Mark Shea points out that …people are more likely to embrace a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience in a community that actually believes in these things than in communities that treat such things as outdated nonsense.

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Speaker Pelosi the Theologian?

Madame speaker, who is a Catholic, has a history of contradicting the Pope, the Bishops and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  It has not been widely reported for some reason, but here she goes again, only this time she … Continue reading

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When Hell Froze

I was lurking over at The Anchoress blog, when I was reminded of the day in February when hell froze.  It was the day that I watched Oprah. Something that I had vowed never to do.  But then I learned … Continue reading

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