Applied Moral Theology: Social Media and Silence

Applied Moral Theology is when you take the precepts of moral theology and begin to see how those ideas apply to the modern world. What does moral theology have to do with social media like the internet, twitter, facebook, email, texting, phone calls, etc.?  A LOT. We know that we are to place God first in our lives.  We also know that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.  How does that look in practice? What has that to do with social media? First, putting God first means quiet times to pray, and Mass on Sundays and Holy Days … Continue reading

Ordinary Goodness: Soup from Leftovers and a FAST Stew

Over at Sarah’s Diary there is an entry on soup from Leftovers.  I can practically smell how good that must be just from her description of how her leftovers go into the pot and other items are added to cook all day.  Mmmmmmmm! Leftovers can achieve “prime time” by becoming Vegetable soup. Example in point, we served our company a leg of lamb roast.  There were a few leftovers and they entered my soup pot first.  I added little bits of stuff that I found in the refrigerator. These little bits of leftover foods included garlic, onions, celery, cabbage, sweet … Continue reading