And here's something else I've worked on quite a bit in 2012: a new digital magazine, called Liberty+Vine. Check out our free sample issue, which includes an article I wrote about my experience of running, specifically in the Jerusalem Half-Marathon in March.
Throwing aside common sense and doubtlessly all manner of digital protocol, below are the links to blogs I've written for AmericanCatholic.org so far in 2012. They cover everything from travel to social issues to ... vegetables!
Simple, Beautiful Love
There You Are!
Just Not in the Cards
Babes in Bikinis
What Is the American Dream?
People are Living in Motels
The Beastie Boys: Spiritual Savants
'The Ferrari Might Be Next'
Are You Catholic Enough?
Words of Hope and Wisdom
Are You a Game-Changer?
Another Brick in the Wall
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!
Suddenly I Was Crying
Looking for Lent in All the Wrong Places
Pro-Life? Then Be Pro-Mom
What price penance?
What if you can't take it back?
What if you say something so horrible, you simply never can make up for it?
And what if you say that thing to God?
What if you ask him why he has given up on you? What if you accuse him of never loving you, or punishing you for reasons you don't understand?
What if you pray daily for help? What if you ask to have your burden, your illness, removed, and it doesn't happen? What if you look at your life, hate the mess you've made of it, question why you were created, wonder if you have any reason to keep going?
And what if you know all of this is a sin, that millions of other people have it worse than you, yet you can't help your feelings of loss and anger?
What if you so deeply feel abandoned that you start to wonder whether your "faith" ever actually existed or if it's just rhetoric you spout because it's the "right thing to do"?
Can you take it back? Can you be forgiven, and if so, at what price does your redemption come?
It probably costs more than saying 10 Hail Marys and 10 Our Fathers.
Welcome to my brain! You're likely to find posts about sports, travel, food, wine, media, TV and music. Should be something for just about everyone!