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“Until My Last Breath” – The Tragedy & Hope of Father Jacques Hamel

 “I’ll work until my last breath,” he laughed. And he honored those words. Father Jacques Hamel, beloved 85 year-old priest for St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray parish in Normandy, France, was ruthlessly executed today by devotees of the Islamic State (ISIS) while he celebrated Mass. The murder was macabre in method, unconscionable in motive [Read More...]

Standing on my Head

Pope Benedict and the Coming Catholic Realignment

Why are so many Catholics disturbed, annoyed, restless, frightened and angry? It’s because we are going through a time of Catholic realignment. In the United States and the rest of the developed world we are experiencing a breakdown of the old Catholic tribalism that we have got used to over the last fifty years since the [Read More...]

Labyrinthine Mind

Flags everywhere! Krakow taken over by youth

The excitement is palpable.  There are pilgrims everywhere.  The flags they carry have as many colors as the most diverse artist palette.  The pilgrims sing and chant.  Many take turns singing their national anthems at the main square of Krakow as they take over most of its space.   This afternoon I sat at a [Read More...]

Eating Peaches

When Good Catholic Women Take Birth Control

“In most cases it would have been possible to do something better than what an individual person actually did do. And yet it would be wrong to say that one is always duty-bound to do the best possible thing. That is simply not possible.” -Robert Spaemann, Basic Moral Concepts It’s NFP Awareness week. While I’m [Read More...]

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