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Why Shouldn’t Catholics Read 50 Shades of Grey?

Fifty Shades of Grey. For some readers, the words are gag-inducing. For others, eyeroll-inducing. It was the novel that “made adults like reading again” according to more than one excited book reviewer. Whatever you think of it, it’s a major cultural milestone for sexuality’s complete saturation of everyday life. E.L. James’ smash hit novel, now major […]


“I’m Spiritual, but not Religious”

This phrase is more and more popular these days. But what exactly does it mean? What are you implying when you say this? I was at a breakfast the other morning with a mix of younger and older religiously minded folks and this came up. When someone is asked if they are religious or what […]


The one who cares more always loses (and why that’s okay)

A while back I remember reading an article about modern relationships and the author made a bold claim: “The one who cares less in a relationship always wins.” I don’t remember much of the article, but that sentence has haunted me ever since reading it. The article went on to talk about how relationships are often […]

Abhishek talking to God

It is more important to BE LOVED, than to GIVE LOVE

Shocking isn’t it? But it’s true. Upon listening to Catholic radio on my drive in to work in the morning (which I suggest everyone do, whether through a local station or streaming on an app, as it is so much better than local news and radio), I heard a conversation that focused on addiction. A […]

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