Posts Tagged ‘Simcha Fisher’

The Tabernacle Holds the Heart of the Church

By Simcha Fisher | When my mother would start teaching catechism to a new group of kids, she would find out what they knew by asking them a single question: “Why do we go to Mass?” 

So ask yourself that question. What’s your answer? There are lots…

Baby Got Backstory

By Simcha Fisher | Rehabbing the villain! It’s all the rage, and the latest iteration is Maleficent, which Steve Graydanus fisks here. I think this trend signifies two things. First, it caters to people’s desire to feel insightful and broadminded,…

When Your Child Has Problems

By Simcha Fisher | Jennifer Fitz has written a sane and compassionate post for Christian parents who think their children may be transgendered. She makes a distinction among three scenarios. 

First is the child who appears to have a mismatc…

An Army that Intends to Win

By Simcha Fisher | Last weekend, our oldest child was confirmed. I’ve never seen a full-blown confirmation ceremony before, because my husband and I were both confirmed by priests (with permission from the bishop) in small, private ceremonies. The…

The AP Stylebook of Galileo, Pedophiles, and Galileo

By Simcha Fisher | Here’s something new:  For the first time, the new edition of the Associated Press stylebook includes a chapter on religion. The AP Stylebook is a reference guide for reporters, and lays out consistent rules for things like how…

Why Does Francis Keep Kissing Hands?

By Simcha Fisher | If you do a web search for the words, “Francis kisses hands,” you might find a story about Pope Francis kissing the hand of the Ecumenical Patriarch, kissing the hands of Holocaust survivors, or “raising eyebrows” when he kissed…

The Rotten Teenager’s Guide to Staying Unemployed

By Simcha Fisher | Have you finally turned 16? Have you run out of excuses for spending the summer lying on your neck and building Minecraft volcanoes to throw your chickens into?  If you are in the middle of a job hunt, here are some questions y…

We All Need Re-Creation

By Simcha Fisher | My legs feet were filthy, my shoulders felt like they were in a vice, my fingernails were chipped, and my knuckles were bleeding. I can’t remember the last time I felt so good. 

Yep, it finally got warm enough for us to work in…

A Few Tips for Making Hard Choices

By Simcha Fisher | This is the time of year when people start asking me about how we decided to make the transition from home school to the traditional classroom. I started to tap out an answer, but then I realized that these ideas can be applied…

Tug of War at Harvard Is a Sign of Good Civil Health

By Simcha Fisher | There is much to puzzle over in yesterday’s Black-Mass-That-Wasn’t-(Or-Was-It?) debacle. First we thought they were planning to use a consecrated Host; then they said they wouldn’t; then we thought they might after all. Then it…

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