Why Esquire's choice of Pope Francis as best-dressed gives your husband hope

Much to the shock -- and possible dismay -- of fashion editors everywhere, last week Esquire named Pope Francis as "Best Dressed Man of 2013."Max Berlinger in Esquire's Style section noted "Pope Francis' sartorial decisions have subtly signaled a new era (and for many, renewed hope) for the Catholic Church."...more

Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year: One Rusty Catholic's Thoughts

[Editor's Note: TIME Magazine named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year for his message of compassion and healing in the church. Here's a letter that sums up one blogger's complicated relationship to the Catholic church and how Pope Francis might just be a step in the right direction. --Grace]...more
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what's your reason for the season?

thinking about the christmas season – which is fully and completely upon us – yes, there’s officially no going back folks! i’ve been pondering what christmas really means to me, as a non-christ believer. i know this is a rocky topic and i hope i don’t drive any of you a way with this – but i felt that i needed to be honest and honesty and truth are one the of the things i’d like to show more of via my blog....more

The Key to Re-Encountering My Faith

My Sundays typically involve church.  Growing up Roman Catholic, church was a big part of my life. I felt God in the liturgy of the mass, the rituals of incense, candles, and music. As an adult I have found that going to church regularly refreshes my soul and keeps me connected to God, my community and my family. For the past several months, I have not been feeling quite the same about church....more

Preachers of LA: Season 1, Episode 6 - Staying True to You

By: Denise defy Fyffe.Copyright © 2013, Denise N. FyffeCast of Preachers of LA:...more

Being Atheist and Raising a Daughter in the Bible Belt

If you ask me in person how I like Charlotte, North Carolina (you are most likely IN Charlotte, North Carolina and you almost always sound like a sweet grandmother who bakes cookies all day by the tone of your regional southern melodic drawl) – I avoid eye contact, shift my hips, and reply “it’s ok!” – in an ear wrenching pitch that could be compared to nails railing down a chalk board at a snail’s speed....more

Starting over

Have you ever written an entire blog post and then decided to start over?Read more......more

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” -Dawkins

Internet, meet my Earl Grey. Earl Grey, meet the internet. Tea (Earl Grey, hot) is not what this post is about but it is enabling me to keep my eyes open. I give credit where it is due. This post is going to be about that quote up above the picture of my delicious tea. It is going to be about 'The A Word'. Atheism....more

"I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." -God in 'The Holy Bible'

I don’t know about you, but that sure sounds like a guy I’d want to worship!/sarcasm...more

On Being Catholic: The Mystery of Faith

My 10-year-old son had a play date after school the other day and when the friend’s mom came to pick him up, she asked if we were in a rush to get my guy to CCD.“A lot of kids seem to go on Tuesdays,” she said.“Um, we’re taking a break from being Catholic right now,” I told her, and she laughed at my joke, but I still feel really guilty about the whole thing.It must be the Catholic in me....more
As a former nun, and now a Lutheran, I so resonate with this, Amy. It was when I lost sight of ...more
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