Life: Go ahead, be a burden
Asking for help is never easy, but letting your kids lend a hand when age slows you down can be a blessing in disguise, writes Patrick Lynch.
Church: Pride and prejudice
Gays and lesbians have made big strides toward acceptance in society at large, but as Kristen Hannum reports, many struggle to be at home in a church still unsure about their place at the table.
Culture: For your consideration
While the red carpet was rolled up and put away after the curtain closed on Sunday's Oscar celebrations, you can still catch up on the award-winning movies you may have missed. We've got reviews of nearly all the films that were up for best picture, including the night's big winner, The Artist.
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The Examined Life: Keep political messages out of the pulpit
Well, I suppose it was inevitable--this weekend I joined the many Catholics around the country who have received a lecture on the HHS mandate during Mass.
Margin Notes: A seven-letter word that starts with "I"
One of the things that earns praise for the New York Times crossword, under the editorial oversight of Will Shortz, is its clever use of common phrases and pop culture for clues.
The Examined Life: Competing moral interests in the contraception controversy
You may have heard about the distinct lack of women's voices at last week's House committee hearing on the contraception mandate, in particular the case of one woman who was denied an opportunity to testify.
Margin Notes: Thoughts from an indoctrinated graduate on Santorum and higher education
My grandfather passed away before I was born, but I've come to know him over time through his favorite phrases and sayings that my mom now repeats. One that she quotes most often is: "Education is something no one can take away from you."
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