Author Archives: margaretfelice

Four reasons Good Catholic Daughters should consider college after all

The internet is piling on a recent post titled Six Reasons to NOT Send Your Daughter to College. It is ridiculous. College isn’t right for everyone, but to say that it is uniformly unsuited for Good Catholic Girls (excuse me, … Continue reading

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7 ways to make your life easier

I saw a tall woman the other day. Immediately I was seized with the “grass is always greener” mentality, one that I’ve outgrown, as I thought “my life would be easier if I were taller”. I felt that way a … Continue reading

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Why Pope Francis is a perfect fit for today’s world

Something tells me Pope Leo the Great didn’t kiss a lot of babies. In his defense, he had his hands full keeping order in Rome a century after it was abandoned for Constantinople by the imperial leadership. Also, he had … Continue reading

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7 things I tend to save

I opened my desk drawer the other day and found a gift that I have been saving and had completely forgotten about. I immediately identified my tendency to “conserve” and started thinking about the other things in my life that … Continue reading

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The privilege of being heard

One of the first things I usually notice when volunteering at a food pantry or shelter is how eager the people are to talk. Many times the poverty of not having food and the poverty of not having shelter are … Continue reading

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7 thoughts on money

“This is my $15,000 dog.” Overhearing that on a recent day trip to Long Island prompted a few weeks of pondering money, its nature, and its effects. Stick with me to the end to find out more about the dog. … Continue reading

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What I read: August 2013

I’m almost ashamed I only have one book to report having finished this month, but it’s a big one. Anna Karenina There is not a font large enough to express my glee at this accomplishment. I FINISHED ANNA KARENINA! After … Continue reading

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7 things this Catholic woman wants

The Washington Post ran a piece this week on “What Catholic Women Want”, in light of Pope Francis’ assertion that the Church needs a “deeper theology of women”. I was very intrigued by Francis’ claim that our theology regarding women … Continue reading


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The Banner on the Beach (what it’s like to be a woman)

It’s been a long time since I fretted too much about what I look like at the beach. I’m far enough from the self-consciousness of adolescence that I no longer believe that everyone is looking at me. So when I … Continue reading

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Body and Soul

Four summers ago I had a wonderful morning routine. I would rise at dawn and jump on my bike to ride 25 minutes to another neighborhood of the city where I would meet a friend at the local pool and … Continue reading

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