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Wendy Haught
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The Gluten-Intolerant Family Member and Holiday Food Traditions
One of the hardest things about taking control of your own health is that it often requires that you eat much differently than the way most Americans eat.  It can be extremely isolating, especially when it comes to family traditions, gluten intolerant famil...

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Dreams Worth Keeping: Two Suckling Pigs, a Goose, and a Duck
"We need red solo cups, paper plates, napkins, a tablecloth, and a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches," my mom advised me shortly after learning that my sisters and some members of their families would be joining us for a five-day Christmas visit.  Some of th...

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Fixing Our Gaze on The Immaculate Conception
A most blessed Feast of the Immaculate Conception to you! In this clip from The Song of Bernadette we see Bernadette fixing her gaze on the beautiful lady who has been appearing to her at Lourdes.  In answer to Bernadette's request to learn her identity, th...

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Life In the Fast Lane
After the gingerbread cookies and the chocolate of St. Nicholas Day, the complete fast of the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception:  2 snacks, 1 full meal, no meat. And, I might add, no questions. This past Vigil of All Saints, I realized that my two traditio...

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St. Nicholas and Using Money in a Catholic Way
First,  a most happy and blessed feast of St. Nicholas to you, dear reader! I was thinking early this morning as I set up our St. Nicholas display that he really gave us a good example of investing money.  If you are unfamiliar with the story, he secretly g...

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Dumpling Daze
Grandma has been hankering for dumplings for several weeks now.  We wanted to make her some but weren't sure what recipe to use.  Grandma eats gluten-free. Emma and I thought that the Urban Poser's tortilla recipe would give us a good starting place for str...

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Advent: The Cross and the Crib
The painting of the Sacred Heart commissioned by Gabriel Garcia Moreno for the consecration of Ecuador The aftermath of the presidential election revealed to me in a startling way how desperately this country needs to be Catholicized.  How much better the C...

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Goodbye Cemetery, Hello Advent
Just a few more days in the month dedicated to the Holy Souls. We'll start the St. Andrew Christmas Novena on November 30:  You say it 15 times a day from St. Andrew's Day through Christmas Eve: Hail and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of Go...

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The Logic of Secession
From Trump Wins--Secession Back in Style by James Ronald Kennedy The idea that a large and supreme central government in the United States can protect the rights and interests of all the people is mathematically absurd. When the original federal government ...

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You're the Cream in My Coffee
The sacred coffee station at my parents' house Nothing gets more attention from my mother during her bedtime ritual than making sure that I have prepared the coffee pot for the next morning and set out the cups.  She starts worrying about it in the early af...
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