Can girls be heroes?

The heroes that we are asked to emulate in popular fiction are almost always men. Supergirl is trying to change that.

The romance of the priesthood

I will not say that Call the Midwife has revived my sense of awe at the priesthood and the Catholic life, but it certainly has helped to fan the flames of my heart. Sometimes television stokes my mind. Sometimes it makes me laugh. Rarely does it feed my soul. Call the Midwife does all of these things. It makes me cry big, stupid tears of joy and sorrow.

Sons of Anarchy and the absence of grace

Sons of Anarchy is first and foremost a show about what it is like to live in a world without grace, a world where the law reigns and the Gospel is in short supply.
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Autism and everything after

As many Covenant readers know, my oldest son is on the autism spectrum. Just this past spring, my younger son was also diagnosed with autism.

Our bodies are magic

One of the great blessings of Catholic Christianity is that it affirms both the earthiness and the enchantment of the world we live in. There is no shying away from the stark realities of our physicality.

How hip hop saved my life

Hip hop saved me because it spoke in a way that other things did not. There are some truths I can hear more clearly when rhymed over a beat than I ever would in a book, a speech, or even another form of music.