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Faith on the Couch

What IS A Catholic’s “Job” When It Comes to Voting, Anyway?

This is not a political blog, nor is it about to become one, but I have seen so many comments lately about what Catholics “must” do in this next election and it seems to me that every single one of these posts is missing an obvious point. Once Upon A Time… I once had a [Read More...]

Cosmos The In Lost

Benedict’s Unequivocal Endorsement Silences Francis’s Critics

These are only hints and guesses, Hints followed by guesses; and the rest Is prayer, observance, discipline, thought and action. The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation. Here the impossible union Of spheres of evidence is actual, Here the past and future Are conquered, and reconciled . . . –T.S. Eliot, Four [Read More...]

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

The Real & the Imaginary Pope Francis

As any conscious person who follows Catholic affairs at all, knows, there seems to be a constant uproar and “buzz” about this, that, or the other thing that the Holy Father said. One of my friends [Read More...]

The Rule and the Raven

Metaxu. The Between. (On existence in the wake of violence.)

Metaxu. The between. It’s an idea from philosophy, ancient and modern. It as an attempt to assemble the various ways that we are not fully ourselves and yet that we are ourselves. That we are, that the world around us is, metaxu. Between. Or, to put it another way, that we are all becoming. “What does it mean [Read More...]

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