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Keep your religion out of my uterus — AND MY EGG CARTON

For various stupid reasons, I bought a dozen eggs at a different grocery store yesterday, a store I don’t usually shop in. I dashed home to cook eggs, fried potatoes, and black beans for Hubby and me for supper. When it … Continue reading

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A Tiny, Brilliant Spark from The Vatican

Asked what it meant for him to “think with the church,” a phrase used by the Jesuit founder St. Ignatius, Francis said, “This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that … Continue reading

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Catholics, Facebook, Ash Wednesday, and a Cat

I am killing time in a hotel room tonight, so I figured I had time to visit Facebook. What a mistake! It’s Ash Wednesday, made clear by the assholes who posted their photos on Facebook with ashes on their greasy foreheads, who … Continue reading

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“Brideshead Revisited” — What ISN’T it About?

In the spring of 1991, as a senior in college enrolled in a Satire Seminar at a small, liberal arts Catholic College, I read Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited for the first time. Only 6 or 7 seniors took the class and … Continue reading

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Another Note on the Stupidity of Catholicism

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My Two Favorite Tourist Traps in Rome

You shouldn’t avoid tourist traps just because they are tourist traps. I know this because I have been to some really famous tourist traps and most of them were pretty great. One of these days I’ll make a couple of … Continue reading

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When Romney was a Democrat, and I was a Republican . . . a Hateful But Necessary Post

Let’s say that, just for today, Mitt Romney is a Democrat. And let’s say, that for the last few hours of today, I am a Republican. And today’s story from Mexico broke about the guy on the other side of … Continue reading

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