Into the Desert

It’s that feeling of not being good enough, not fitting in, or just growing tired and bored of the same routine day after day. “I’m going to see the same people in the same classes, and I’m going to find the same assignments awaiting me when I come home at night,” we often think to […]

Lent and Mardi Gras, or ‘How Mortification Leads to Joy’

I just got back from New Orleans where I celebrated that very Catholic festivity known as Mardi Gras by doing a very Catholic thing: drinking beer. I did it in moderation, of course. Despite the fact that Mardi Gras is ridiculously Catholic, people are usually ignorant of its Catholic origins. They simply see it as […]

The Season of Lent: Getting Rid of the Garbage

A few days ago I had a disturbing dream. In it, a crowd was chasing after two children, one of whom held a doll that looked like a young Jesus. The crowd encircled the children, wanting to take the doll, not allowing them to run away. The children finally gave up the doll and the […]

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