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Waiting for a husband, keeping the faith

Waiting for a husband, keeping the faith

| Christina Capecchi | August 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Arleen Spenceley can’t remember the last time she went on a date. It must’ve been 2014, she says without a trace of panic.

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Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

| Christina Capecchi | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The mention of booze generates a look of horror among many of the non-drinkers living and working alongside Michael P. Foley in Waco, Texas, where the Catholic dad teaches at a dry Baptist college. There’s a “skittishness,” he says.

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The call of the birds: slowing down and tuning in

The call of the birds: slowing down and tuning in

| Christina Capecchi | June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

“The only essential equipment for seeing birds is a pair of eyes. Good ears are a help too.”

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Keeping score & winning big: a ‘30 Under 30’ honoree reflects

Keeping score & winning big: a ‘30 Under 30’ honoree reflects

| Christina Capecchi | May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Sunday night the email landed in Mike Foss’ inbox: He had been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” the business magazine’s annual list of rising stars younger than 30.

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From the attic to the inbox, the American accumulation problem

From the attic to the inbox, the American accumulation problem

| Christina Capecchi | April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

One of the ironies of our age of excess is how the littlest among us come with such outsized equipment. And then there is the strange reality that Americans pay to store the things we cannot fit in our homes, driving demand for more than 78 square miles of rentable self-storage – more than three times the size of Manhattan.

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Bear claws, nose rings and rock bands: the hidden lives of Catholic sisters

Bear claws, nose rings and rock bands: the hidden lives of Catholic sisters

| Christina Capecchi | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Belinda Monahan has analyzed more than 100,000 animal bones in Armenia dating back from the Early Bronze Age (1200 B.C.) to the Medieval period.

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Courage and conviction: Catholic saves 2,500 kids

Courage and conviction: Catholic saves 2,500 kids

| Christina Capecchi | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irena Sendler was 29 years old when Nazi tanks slithered into Warsaw, casting a shadow of fear over the city and slicing it apart with a walled-off ghetto for the Jewish residents.

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An epic love story atop the family tree

An epic love story atop the family tree

| Christina Capecchi | January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

It had an echo of Nicholas Sparks to it, but it was real life, and the story went viral: An Ohio couple married for 73 years died just 28 hours apart. But the part that wasn’t reported, the part that the Catholic reader might have sniffed out based on the names, the location or the family size, was the Catholic faith that undergirded Helen and Joe’s union.

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Light the candles, pour the wine: the Catholic call to celebrate

Light the candles, pour the wine: the Catholic call to celebrate

| Christina Capecchi | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Despite its reputation for deprivation, our Catholic faith is a celebratory one. We are drawn into thanksgiving with incense and bells, candles and wine. We mark feast days and holy days. We celebrate the Mass. Every act of celebration, however simple, can be a spiritual exercise, affirming life and honoring the Creator.

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Art among us, art within us: honoring the ‘divine spark’

Art among us, art within us: honoring the ‘divine spark’

| Christina Capecchi | November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Looking back, the son that was born to Leoold and Anna Maria Mozart on a Tuesday evening in late January seemed to arrive with fully formed symphonies bound up in his tiny body, waiting for ink and instrument. At age 3, the toddler nicknamed Wolfgangerl was identifying thirds on the clavier, and by 5, he was composing music.

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Self-reflection in the age of selfies

Self-reflection in the age of selfies

| Christina Capecchi | October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Lena Dunham is not done confessing. That’s the headline of the New York Times Magazine profile just published about the actress-turned-memoirist, and it couldn’t be more apt.

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The 20-something decorator: creating beauty at home

The 20-something decorator: creating beauty at home

| Christina Capecchi | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Decorating is not just an exercise in aesthetics, but in awareness and gratitude, an attempt to create a little beauty in the place where you hang your key, lay your head and stack your dishes.

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