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The Obstetrical Celibate

Celibacy seems so counterintuitive and aberrant to me that I’m constantly amazed how close to the surface it seems to float. Its etymology comes from a Latin word meaning ‘unmarried’ and that, in turn, is an amalgam of two proto-Indo-European words meaning ‘to live alone’, but its exact definition seems contextually influenced. 1,319 more words

Year of Mercy: ‘Divine Mercy in my Soul’

Anne continues by exploring the prayers of Saint Faustina on the healing Blood of Our Lord.

We know through the writings of Saint Faustina (canonised by St John Paul II in the Year 2000) in her diary ‘ 133 more words

Daily Reflections

Parallel: Overlooking a Candidate's Stand on Abortion or Concentration Camps

“Litmus test” issues have been denigrated by the press for so long that most citizens are reluctant to suggest that some legitimate ones exist.

There is one foundational right without which all other rights cannot emanate.   246 more words

Politics

The Heart of Conservativism

Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. 

Where there is error, may we bring truth. 

Where there is doubt, may we bring faith.

And where there is despair, may we bring hope.

Cultural Analysis

Boston Common

Boston Common

Boston Common is the oldest public urban park in the country–set aside in 1634.  Though it was not set aside to be a “park,” but was a common grazing area and militia training ground.  

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