Denise BossertLeaving on a Jet Plane? Where would you go? And why?
Christopher West has been around as long as I can remember. I first encountered his writing when I was in RCIA class in 2004-2005. Our instructor rounded out the material on sex & marriage by supplementing the Catechism with one of West’s books. I didn’t know I would become a Catholic writer all those years [Read More...]
Diary of a Wimpy CatholicAmends: A Novel, Reviewed
Eve Tushnet’s debut novel, Amends, is a novel of ideas – the ideas she’s been working out in bits and pieces through her essays. It’s an ambitious and risky project but Eve mostly pulls it off. At last raising the bushel from her gift for shtick, she carries off a story that’s almost always engrossing, [Read More...]
God in the MachineMarilyn Monroe Writes From The Depths of Depression
Marilyn Monroe was an intelligent, badly damaged, emotionally abused woman. I never found her screen image particularly appealing, but she was clearly a star like few others, and she really could act when she put her mind to it. But she was broken, and everyone around her knew it, and most of them just kept [Read More...]
The Deacon's BenchFacebook strikes again, blocking Msgr. Charles Pope
Last night, I was one of many who received the following email from Msgr. Charles Pope, well-known blogger and writer in the Archdiocese of Washington: Just a brief note to inform... [Read More]
Seasons of GraceNO, There Were No Ashley Madison Clients From the Vatican!
Image: Pixabay (in common domain) Last week a shocking headline insinuated that Vatican employees–perhaps priests or even bishops?–were among those whose names and email addresses... [Read More]
Catholic AuthenticityA Crisis in a Teapot: Why Gay Catholics Can Never Be Good Enough
I am absolutely sick to death of Crisis Magazine’s hit-pieces against the small handful of LGBTQ Catholics who are attempting to live faithful lives in accordance with the teaching... [Read More]
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