Author: Angela Rasmussen

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Mary Magdalene, the key witness

This is a reflection on the readings for Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord, The Mass of Easter Day. It’s hard to imagine the devastation Jesus’ disciples must have felt the day he was crucified. While we read the...

Mary Magdalene, the key witness
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The “Good God”/”Bad God” myth

Richard Dawkins wrote in The God Delusion: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic,...

The “Good God”/”Bad God” myth

Race and Catholic books for children

In recent weeks, protestors in cities across the United States and Europe have toppled statues of historical figures who participated in, or even fought for, slavery and the slave trade. While at first, the focus was on monuments to the...

Race and Catholic books for children

Talking to your kids about coronavirus and suffering

Many parents are wondering right now: how do I talk to my child about a global pandemic? We parents are still trying to wrap our minds around this situation ourselves. We may be trying to balance working from home, attempting...

Talking to your kids about coronavirus and suffering