Trying to Turn and Become Like Children

Part 1: Forgiveness I stopped making dinner and followed the sounds of screaming into the living room where I came upon yet another knock-down drag-out fight between my two youngest who had, apparently, engaged prison rules.  There was some question as to who rightly owned the little red Matchbox pick-up truck as if it were the…

Happy Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas, the angelic doctor.Born into a wealthy family, Saint Thomas decided to join the Dominicans. For some reason, this bothered his high-faluten family (I would think if any order would be on the bottom rung for elitists, it’d be the Franciscans. Dominicans wear white and have to stay clean. I’d think that’d appeal…

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D. An excellent and well-cited recounting of how the Catholic Church was integral in preserving and adding to the achievements of Western Civilization. From Catholics helping save important writings and art during the barbarian raids after the fall of the Roman Empire, to the monasteries helping civilization get back on…

Happy Feast of Saint Agnes!

This is saint Agnes. At 12, she was outed as a Christian. So, because the Roman authorities were horrible to women who hoped to remain virtuous for Christ, they sentenced her to be stripped nake-y and put on display in a well-trafficed location. The down side for any leering pervs, however, was that they were…

What if Overthinking is Actually a Misinterpreted Yearning for Contemplation?

            Life is exhausting for overthinkers.  Every word we speak, every sentence we write, every action we take, every decision we make has to go through a three-part process.             The pre-overthink of the moment.            The crippling anxiety during the moment.            The post-overthink of the moment.             This three-part process is in a constant loop in our heads for every possible…