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St. Thomas Aquinas on Naming Things

St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church.

I sometimes think there must be a room full of radical politicos in a room somewhere who know and understand Aquinas and formulate political agendas in opposition to the Church based on contradicting Aquinas, a Doctor of the Church. It’s probably not human beings in a room somewhere, though. It’s probably Satan and his minions. […]

On Suffering


As a Passionist Oblate Associate, I offer up my sufferings for the intentions of the Passionist Nuns. Since Catholic theology about suffering is a core part of my spiritual life, I notice when people talk about suffering. It truly saddens me that there are so many who do not seem to understand suffering the way […]

My Kids Weigh In On My Asperger’s Syndrome Traits


After I posted a long list from Everyday Aspergers of adult female Asperger’s Syndrome Traits, including the ones I personally experience, many people told me they see the same things in themselves and that they think they might have Asperger’s Syndrome. If you think you have it, I recommend seeing a doctor, but first you […]

Things I Learned When God Dropped a Goat on My Head

Our goat Sammy.

Yesterday, the Lord dropped a goat on my head. I don’t think it’s really appropriate for me to go into details about the personal situation in my life that I believe prompted God to do this, but please trust me when I say that the parallel is pretty amazing. It was primarily for me, not […]

Abbey Roads: ‘In Christ there is no gay’


Many thanks to Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads for linking me on Monday in his post about Father Paul Scalia and Fr. John Harvey of Courage — Fr. Paul Scalia on same-sex attraction. Please pray for Father Scalia as he has become a target for the scorn of activists. Yesterday, Terry Nelson wrote about “gay” […]