What Melinda Gates Gets Wrong About Birth Control

Melinda Gates' new book "The Moment of Lift" is subtitled "How Empowering Women Changes the World." It's true. Empowering women can change the world. It has changed the world. It's still changing the world. But not completely in the way she thinks. An entire chapter is dedicated to family planning. It's called "Every Good Thing." And just a few … Continue reading What Melinda Gates Gets Wrong About Birth Control

How Lady Gaga’s “Angel Down” Reminds Me of the Church Abuse Crisis

I was never into Lady Gaga. Not that I disliked her or her music - I just didn't think anything about her. But her outspokenness about her fibromyalgia and her latest album, "Joanne," have made me a fan. One of my favorite songs on the 2016 album is called "Angel Down." Lady Gaga wrote the … Continue reading How Lady Gaga’s “Angel Down” Reminds Me of the Church Abuse Crisis

Why You Should Cultivate a Devotion to St. Joseph

“Would that I could persuade all men to be devoted to this glorious Saint, for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God. I have never known anyone who was truly devoted to him and honored him by particular services who did not advance greatly in virtue: for he … Continue reading Why You Should Cultivate a Devotion to St. Joseph

5 Takeaways from the First Annual FemCatholic Conference

Full disclosure: I am about to rave about a conference held by a website for which I am a contributing writer. Hopefully, that doesn't diminish my credibility; the only thing that would have changed had I experienced the 2019 FemCatholic Conference not as a FemCatholic contributing writer is that I wouldn't have experienced the feeling of pride … Continue reading 5 Takeaways from the First Annual FemCatholic Conference

Quiet but Powerful: Watching “A Quiet Place” as a Pro-Life Catholic

I finally watched "A Quiet Place" last night. I had heard good things about it, especially from a Catholic/pro-life perspective, but I am not a fan of horror movies - in fact, I don't watch even the trailers for horror movies - so I wasn't planning on watching it. However, I'd heard from a couple … Continue reading Quiet but Powerful: Watching “A Quiet Place” as a Pro-Life Catholic

Happy Hobbit Day! What We Can Learn From Our Halfling Friends

Today is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, also known as Hobbit Day. It's a day to be celebrated with seven meals (first breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper - although I should note this tradition comes from the movies, not the books), dancing and singing, smoking a pipe … Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day! What We Can Learn From Our Halfling Friends