2.12
Friday in Lent: To Fight Climate Change, Eat Less Meat

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Ash Wednesday

Today is a Friday in Lent, so Catholics won’t be eating meat, but maybe we should eat less meat in general to help the environment. After all Pope Benedict XVI called polluting the environment a sin. Read about it from The Atlantic here:  To Fight Climate Change, Eat Less Meat. Watch the Pope Video on care for creation & more after the jump:

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4.11
Two Families Under One Roof

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Claire's house

In this essay for The Catholic CatalogueClaire Fyrqvist writes about her decision to move into a large, previously abandoned home with another family. She writes, “We had been living separately in apartments in the same building, but now both families are sharing space. We live on South Saint Joseph Street with the Catholic Worker community.” Read about how they make it work after the jump:

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5.15
Misc: Soylent food is here – and its tyrannical

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soylent-blended

Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for The Week about Soylent, the Silicon Valley invention that has been hailed as “the end of food.” He writes, “Food connects us to our environment, to our friends and families, and to a God who comes as a lamb and offers us his flesh.” Read more here: Soylent food is here – and its tyrannical

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3.20
Misc: Don’t Text While Parenting

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smartphones

A new study demonstrates that parents distracted by smart phones interact with their children in harmful ways. Kids feel like they must compete with devices for their parent’s attention. Children learn more from what their parents model than what they say and “who wants a generation of people who text each other while sitting at the same table?” Read about it in Time magazine here: Don’t Text While Parenting

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