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      Autism and the Mentally Disturbed

      You've likely heard about the letter from “one pissed off mother” that was delivered to the home of the grandmother of an autistic kid...

      To wear or not to wear: church veils and mantillas

      If you do an Internet search for "church veil" or "mantilla," you will come across many websites dedicated to wearing a piece of lace...

      Eating Corn

      When I was growing up, my family planted a vegetable garden almost every summer. It was never a very big garden, just big enough...

      The Perks of Being Childless

      Time magazine published an article recently called “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children.” Since I don’t subscribe to Time...

      Empowering our youth to make a mess

      In one of his World Youth Day homilies, Pope Francis told the throng of enthusiastic young adults that he wants a "mess." "I want...

      Learn From Me For I Am Gentle and Humble of Heart

      Learn From Me For I Am Gentle and Humble of Heart: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fr. Marco Testa Porter Fine Printing, 2013 ISBN:...

      The problem of modesty

      Sometimes I have scruples about the things I write, worrying whether words will be misconstrued or pert opinions come across as doctrine. There haven’t...

      Posing nude: a symptom of illness in the Church

      The nude photograph of Agnieszka Radwanska has caused quite a stir in and outside of the Catholic Church. Agnieszka is the fourth-ranked world tennis...

      The Idiot Within

      When my family is actually home, we live very close to the main route to the beach. Starting around Spring Break, the roads suddenly...

      Homophobia: Or, why gays are like spiders.

      In my search for an apartment in LA, I came across a Craigslist posting for two people looking for a third roommate. In their...