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Thomas Merton On The Fear Of Suffering

“Indeed, the truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because the smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. 391 more words


My First Time Wearing a Chapel Veil

I wrote a couple of months ago (was it really that long?) about whether or not I wanted to wear a veil to Mass. I had been thinking about wearing a veil for literally years. 1,140 more words

Cassy Fiano

Homeschooling Update: Reading

Did you think I’d given up writing on my home-made homeschool curriculum?  Think again!  It’s just that I’ve been busy actually DOING homeschooling, as school began last week.   555 more words


Being a Christian is not all about You

Our modern, western culture tells us that the most important person in your life is the one who looks back at you in the mirror.  We clearly have a more vested interest in our own happiness, safety, and lives than those of anyone else, so shouldn’t everything be about ME?   702 more words



One of my favorite post-work/pre-drink activities is to watch Kevin Smith movies. Exhausted, usually emotionally drained and aching for a bevy of the alcohol variety (occupational hazard), nothing lifts my spirits nor gets the hamsters that motivate my brain wires to running… more then the comedic genius of one Kevin Smith. 1,493 more words

Daily Blog

My Journey to the Catholic Church - Part I - Updated Version

I joined the Catholic Church a year ago. After confirmation, I wrote a 4 part series sharing the story of how I moved from Protestant Christianity to Catholic Christianity. 8,100 more words

General Philosophy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Pius X

Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Pius X, one of the great popes of the 20th century. He was born in 1835, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, and he grew up in poverty. 1,698 more words