Weddings, Lent and Obedience

I went to the church office a few days ahead of our wedding day to drop off our marriage license. The receptionist’s eyes widened as she took me by the shoulders and asked, “Have you seen the church yet?” ************ We got married 3 years ago on the Solemnity of St. Joseph. We didn’t want…

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Lent: Making Room

One year when I was a kid, my mom gave my brother and I a heads up that Lent was around the corner. She was very surprised and a little worried when we were both super excited that the season was coming up soon. Living in south Louisiana, Lent coincided with crawfish season, and every…

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Women Need Men Need Women

When I first saw the phrase “toxic masculinity”, I was struck that a phrase so ridiculously oxymoronic would not be universally panned as soon as it made headlines. And then once I remembered the times we live in, I suppose I should only be surprised we did not arrive here sooner. The only thing toxic…

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