In an ongoing effort to include more resources about pregnancy and infant loss here on the blog, this 7 Quick Takes post is a round-up of articles to ponder and websites to explore on that very subject. — 1 — From perhaps an unlikely source, here’s a post by Katherine Hobson over at NPR — People […]
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Seven things I feel are worthy of a first Friday shout-out! 1. The Podcasting Priest Finally! Joel and I have been bugging Fr. Kautzky, our parish’s associate priest, for nearly a year to begin podcasting his homilies, and that moment has arrived! His first podcasted homily has been uploaded and is ready for the world to […]
~ 1 ~ The Pope of the People: The John Paul II musical opened last weekend in Des Moines. As I’ve written about a good deal lately, I have a role in the production, and it’s been amazing — one of the most uplifting musical experiences I have ever been involved with. But don’t just […]
~ 1 ~ Did you get your “ash on” this week? I cantored for the noon Ash Wednesday Mass at Saint Francis of Assisi and was passed over during the imposition of ashes. As much as I wanted to proudly wear my symbol that marks the beginning of Lent, there was no Catholic “coming-out” party […]
~ 1 ~ Several years ago I attempted to vote early at a satellite voting location, and I was surprised at how easy it was to receive a ballot simply by stating my name. I asked the poll worker if she needed to see my ID, and she rather quickly dismissed my offer. My quick […]