Author Archive for Terri Kimmel

Terri Kimmel

Terri Kimmel loves open source learning online, walks two miles every day rain or shine, and is a hobby poet and fiction writer. She is a cradle Catholic who considers herself undergoing a continual conversion. She’s a sinner. She and her husband are discerning a lay vocation with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT).

Book Review: <i>101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person</i>
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Book Review: 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person

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In today’s electronic world of tweets and status updates, communicating with brevity is everything. 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do  by the Ruth Institute’s Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes speaks to the internet generation in a language and format that keeps up […]

Book Review: <em>The Walls Are Talking</em>
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Book Review: The Walls Are Talking

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The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories, is Abby Johnson’s second powerful exposé of the abortion industry. A collection of personal testimonies from those who have left the abortion industry, it is a book of woe: broken hearts, dead children, mistreated women and abortion workers whose consciences were systematically seared and […]

In Memoriam: Robert Struble, Jr.
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In Memoriam: Robert Struble, Jr.

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Please join Catholic Lane in prayers of thanksgiving for the life of Robert (Bob) Struble, Jr., associate editor for Politics at Catholic Lane, who entered into eternal life on February 26, 2016. Today’s currency for friendship is often purely electronic. So it was with Bob and me. We knew each primarily via email and social […]

Natural Family Planning as Self Defense
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Natural Family Planning as Self Defense

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My comment was met with a blank stare, a look of confusion. Fortunately, it only lasted a few awkward seconds. I was visiting my nurse practitioner for a nagging abdominal pain. Having concluded that I should have a CT scan (a detailed, in-depth x-ray) she had asked me if there was any chance I might […]

Confessions of a Publicly Grumpy Mom
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Confessions of a Publicly Grumpy Mom

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Milk and toothpaste. That’s all that was left on my shopping list as I maneuvered myself, two shopping carts (one of the race car variety) and my five youngest sons toward the back of our local supermarket. The oldest boy was big enough to push a cart, only occasionally racing down an aisle or bumping […]

Poem: "Grave of the Angelic Pastor"
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Poem: “Grave of the Angelic Pastor”

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Grave of the Angelic Pastor I spoke to stone today As if it was you Your photograph was there With an unnatural background Indistinct clouds and rays of light Surrounding your face You were always so engaged in life It is strange to see you still And without a context Even if it is only […]

The Failing Integrity of Marriage Comes Home
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The Failing Integrity of Marriage Comes Home

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Despite our vigilance, the dissolution of the marriage ethic and the chaos that it creates have arrived on our doorstep. We live in an America that has become unmoored from nature and reality, where justice and mercy have been rejected and self-serving pleasure reigns. Living in a state where the spurious “marriage” of homosexuals remains […]

Abortion and Media Corruption – Are YOU Frustrated?
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Abortion and Media Corruption – Are YOU Frustrated?

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If you know who Kermit Gosnell is, then you are part of a well-connected minority. Most people have never heard of America’s most prolific serial killer, the abortionist now imprisoned in Pennsylvania who has killed thousands of babies. Gosnell’s method of choice was to deliver living, breathing, crying children in his clinic and then sever […]

Countering the "Catholic Doctor" Deception
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Countering the “Catholic Doctor” Deception

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My husband and I had hit rock bottom. Our marriage was strained to the breaking point. We were expecting our seventh child, conceived unexpectedly while I was working to finish my bachelor’s degree after a fourteen-year hiatus from college. We had been too busy, we thought, to work through difficult communication problems. For several years […]