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Cosmos The In Lost

Mount St. Mary’s President Pulls Glock Again in Outrageous Email to Parents

Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland continues to remain in a world of pain on the World Day of the Sick (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). The nationwide controversy surrounding the university started with the firing of two faculty, one tenured, another one associated with a student paper, that published criticism of President [Read More...]

Standing on my Head

Take Up Your Cupcake and Follow Me?

In today’s gospel Jesus says we must take up our cross and follow him. The Anglican Church–ever on the lookout for a new way to be trendy, relevant and cool has suggested that we take up our cupcake instead. Across the water Fr Ed Tomlinson reports that the Anglican Diocese of Leicester distributed cupcakes to [Read More...]

Catholic Authenticity

Giving Up Truth for Lent

By this, I don’t mean actually giving up the Truth, but rather giving up one’s own parochial set of truths — the tendency to think that our way of viewing the world corresponds to an objective standard while the perspective of other people is basically just wrong. The standard way that human beings approach disagreements, [Read More...]

Pursued by Truth

Lent Is Not Simply About Self-Improvement

If you’re looking for a self-improvement plan, go talk to Dr. Phil.

Sticking the Corners

Suspected Abuse? Call the Police. You and Your Bishop Both.

There are a couple stories circulating to the effect that new Catholic bishops are being told they don’t necessarily need to contact the authorities when they are presented with evidence of child abuse.  The Guardian reports it here, and John Allen from Crux discusses it here.  Reporting on religion is notoriously unreliable, and I’m in no [Read More...]

The Dorothy Option

C.S. Lewis and the Prostitution of Work

Apropos of my previous outburst on the nature of contemporary work, it seems some clarification is called for regarding what exactly I consider “good work,” as opposed to the bad kind, against which my earlier piece was clearly an assassination attempt. A proper explanation can’t be done in one post, but it can at least [Read More...]

The Cordial Catholic

No, You Can’t Have the Eucharist (And That’s OK)

A stir was created, a few weeks ago, when a group of Lutheran clergy visiting the Vatican as part of the Week of Christian Unity received the Eucharist during a sort of ecumenical Mass. The stir, while nothing more than a ripple in the global secular media created something much more like a tidal wave for Vatican [Read More...]

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