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Of Embarrassing Prayers and Naked Talks with God

I lift my hands and splash my face. My neck bends, my back follows, and I rest my hand on the cool tiles. The water streams over me, and I hit the tile with my tiny fist. My mouth opens to speak words then closes. I wash my hair instead of saying what needs to

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What If Purgatory is a Real Place?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant “And now, let us say our customary prayers for the repose of their soul,” my priest gestured to us, and took a position of prayer. Kneelers unfolded and out came the Hail Marys. Wait. I thought Mass

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Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned: the day a Protestant found herself in a confessional box

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a ProtestantI was browsing a store, on a mission to find some comfortable shoes for my swollen feet, my pregnant belly leading the way through the aisles. I absently looked through the selection of flip flops, but decided against

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