Opinion: Food for thought

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Commentary by Danielle Wilson

A few weeks back, I wrote a column about one of my sons deciding not to make his Catholic confirmation. I actually thought nothing more of it until I started receiving a ton of emails, both good and bad. What was my take-away? People are reading me! During the summer! And if they are getting worked up over a rather non-controversial issue like a teenager’s choice of faith, imagine what would happen if I gave them something really write-the-editor worthy.

Like if I addressed the upcoming election and why I’ll be voting for Hillary. Yes, Hillary! Of course, politics can turn nasty in a heartbeat, so perhaps I should withhold my rather low opinion of “The Donald” and discuss matters of a less divisive nature.

Would my support of gay marriage strike a chord in our conservative suburban bubble? I like to think not, but I know my audience. Maybe I could write at length on the reasons I’m both Catholic and pro-choice, a seemingly glaring contradiction until I explained my views. Which, unfortunately, I won’t be doing right now because I have bigger fish to fry. Another time, then.

I could always rant about the deplorable state of public education and the appalling treatment of its teachers, but people around here tend to put in their ear plugs whenever that topic is broached. Maybe I should stick with mom issues, which are, without question, my forte. I could easily pen a whole book on why epidurals, infant formula and letting your 2-year old watch Nemo for 17 minutes so that you can swallow a pretzel nugget and sponge-bathe your pits are all okay. Seriously. It’s maternal survival before pre-school applications, my friends, and don’t let anyone shame you into doing otherwise.

Have I honked enough people off yet? I feel as though I’m just getting started. I have yet to mention immunizations, Black Lives Matter, gun control or Daenerys Targaryan’s claim to the Iron Throne, all of which I strongly support.

A little food for thought during the last weeks of summer. Enjoy your meal! Peace out.

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Opinion: Food for thought

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Commentary by Danielle Wilson

A few weeks back, I wrote a column about one of my sons deciding not to make his Catholic confirmation. I actually thought nothing more of it until I started receiving a ton of emails, both good and bad. What was my take-away? People are reading me! During the summer! And if they are getting worked up over a rather non-controversial issue like a teenager’s choice of faith, imagine what would happen if I gave them something really write-the-editor worthy.

Like if I addressed the upcoming election and why I’ll be voting for Hillary. Yes, Hillary! Of course, politics can turn nasty in a heartbeat, so perhaps I should withhold my rather low opinion of “The Donald” and discuss matters of a less divisive nature.

Would my support of gay marriage strike a chord in our conservative suburban bubble? I like to think not, but I know my audience. Maybe I could write at length on the reasons I’m both Catholic and pro-choice, a seemingly glaring contradiction until I explained my views. Which, unfortunately, I won’t be doing right now because I have bigger fish to fry. Another time, then.

I could always rant about the deplorable state of public education and the appalling treatment of its teachers, but people around here tend to put in their ear plugs whenever that topic is broached. Maybe I should stick with mom issues, which are, without question, my forte. I could easily pen a whole book on why epidurals, infant formula and letting your 2-year old watch Nemo for 17 minutes so that you can swallow a pretzel nugget and sponge-bathe your pits are all okay. Seriously. It’s maternal survival before pre-school applications, my friends, and don’t let anyone shame you into doing otherwise.

Have I honked enough people off yet? I feel as though I’m just getting started. I have yet to mention immunizations, Black Lives Matter, gun control or Daenerys Targaryan’s claim to the Iron Throne, all of which I strongly support.

A little food for thought during the last weeks of summer. Enjoy your meal! Peace out.

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Opinion: Food for thought

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Commentary by Danielle Wilson

A few weeks back, I wrote a column about one of my sons deciding not to make his Catholic confirmation. I actually thought nothing more of it until I started receiving a ton of emails, both good and bad. What was my take-away? People are reading me! During the summer! And if they are getting worked up over a rather non-controversial issue like a teenager’s choice of faith, imagine what would happen if I gave them something really write-the-editor worthy.

Like if I addressed the upcoming election and why I’ll be voting for Hillary. Yes, Hillary! Of course, politics can turn nasty in a heartbeat, so perhaps I should withhold my rather low opinion of “The Donald” and discuss matters of a less divisive nature.

Would my support of gay marriage strike a chord in our conservative suburban bubble? I like to think not, but I know my audience. Maybe I could write at length on the reasons I’m both Catholic and pro-choice, a seemingly glaring contradiction until I explained my views. Which, unfortunately, I won’t be doing right now because I have bigger fish to fry. Another time, then.

I could always rant about the deplorable state of public education and the appalling treatment of its teachers, but people around here tend to put in their ear plugs whenever that topic is broached. Maybe I should stick with mom issues, which are, without question, my forte. I could easily pen a whole book on why epidurals, infant formula and letting your 2-year old watch Nemo for 17 minutes so that you can swallow a pretzel nugget and sponge-bathe your pits are all okay. Seriously. It’s maternal survival before pre-school applications, my friends, and don’t let anyone shame you into doing otherwise.

Have I honked enough people off yet? I feel as though I’m just getting started. I have yet to mention immunizations, Black Lives Matter, gun control or Daenerys Targaryan’s claim to the Iron Throne, all of which I strongly support.

A little food for thought during the last weeks of summer. Enjoy your meal! Peace out.

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  1. Timothy O'Donnell on

    I appreciate the opportunity to read and engage you on at least one topic you mention: pro abortion and being a Catholic. As the Director of Religious Education at a Catholic Church in Fishers I am interested in your position and justification. Also as a fellow Catholic I encourage anyone to read “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” published by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Of particular note are the sections that help us form our consciences in accord with truth and the moral vision of Holy Mother Church. For example paragraph 64 states that “Abortion, the deliberate killing of a human being before birth, is never morally acceptable and must always be opposed.”

    I realize a comm box is woefully insufficient for an In-depth discussion of these issues so I invite you to come to the parish to discuss these matters. My number is 3173720040. We also offer free Adult Faith formation classes on Sunday’s between the Masses where the Catholic Faith is explained in a manner faithful to the teachings of the church. You and your family are welcome. Those who may be interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or what the Church teaches and why, feel free to contact me as well. My email is prochristoetmaria@gmail.com.

    Ad Jesum per Mariam.

    Tim

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Opinion: Food for thought

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Commentary by Danielle Wilson

A few weeks back, I wrote a column about one of my sons deciding not to make his Catholic confirmation. I actually thought nothing more of it until I started receiving a ton of emails, both good and bad. What was my take-away? People are reading me! During the summer! And if they are getting worked up over a rather non-controversial issue like a teenager’s choice of faith, imagine what would happen if I gave them something really write-the-editor worthy.

Like if I addressed the upcoming election and why I’ll be voting for Hillary. Yes, Hillary! Of course, politics can turn nasty in a heartbeat, so perhaps I should withhold my rather low opinion of “The Donald” and discuss matters of a less divisive nature.

Would my support of gay marriage strike a chord in our conservative suburban bubble? I like to think not, but I know my audience. Maybe I could write at length on the reasons I’m both Catholic and pro-choice, a seemingly glaring contradiction until I explained my views. Which, unfortunately, I won’t be doing right now because I have bigger fish to fry. Another time, then.

I could always rant about the deplorable state of public education and the appalling treatment of its teachers, but people around here tend to put in their ear plugs whenever that topic is broached. Maybe I should stick with mom issues, which are, without question, my forte. I could easily pen a whole book on why epidurals, infant formula and letting your 2-year old watch Nemo for 17 minutes so that you can swallow a pretzel nugget and sponge-bathe your pits are all okay. Seriously. It’s maternal survival before pre-school applications, my friends, and don’t let anyone shame you into doing otherwise.

Have I honked enough people off yet? I feel as though I’m just getting started. I have yet to mention immunizations, Black Lives Matter, gun control or Daenerys Targaryan’s claim to the Iron Throne, all of which I strongly support.

A little food for thought during the last weeks of summer. Enjoy your meal! Peace out.

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