Monday, March 30, 2009

Feminism, individualism and priorities

Some interesting thoughts from Bethany Hudson:

Lilian Calles Barger poignantly observes, "Today, with much more freedom to choose our own way in the world, we are more likely to lose ourselves in the process. Industrialization and radical individualism have aided in this uprooting." Expounding on what she refers to as the "cult of individualism" predominant in our modern culture, Barger continues, "Instead of kinship and place, our identity is based on ‘lifestyle’ choices, from soccer moms to childfree. The move toward identities of choice, instead of those based on relationship and place, is threatening to turn even previously unthinkable practices into a lifestyle."

Read the rest here.

The handy "Next" button in Google Reader

A great idea for blog reading.

via Waltzing Matilda

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Peace of Mind Amid Injustice

A great point to keep in mind:

Beware of burdens that consume your thoughts and energy and keep you from doing God’s will with regard to your vocation in life. If you are not careful your righteous anger over injustice can easily become self-righteous indignation, full of condemnation and judgment...What good to God is a conscience that loves justice but then becomes consumed with anger, pride, condemnation and judgment? What good does it do for your soul or the souls of others?

Read the rest here.

What a beautiful voice!

The late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich

via Inside Catholic

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Church's Toolbox

Stephanie is doing a great series for Lent about the various "tools" we have in the Church to help us live the Christian life. Each post is very well done, and she covers everything from liturgical colors to incense to tabernacles to kneeling. Well worth reading.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Story of a Modern-Day Exorcist

An interesting interview with a journalist who followed around an exorcist.

via Creative Minority Report

Women on the Fringe

A must-read article for any mom who has ever spent too much time comparing herself to other Christian mothers.

Saturday, March 14, 2009