Crisis of Faith

One reason I haven’t been writing lately is that the title of my blog is Catholic Authenticity…and I’m not currently super sure that I can reconcile those two things. [Read more…]

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The Scandal of Diversity

As a Catholic, I’m constantly reminded that I can’t just go around excommunicating people that irritate me from equal standing with me in the communion of humankind. [Read more…]

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He Will Lord It Over You

There is no natural equality of the sexes when it comes to sex. [Read more…]

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The Problem of Many Gods

It’s not talking to God, but rather finding oneself in the presence of something that is so profoundly, indescribably, and incontrovertibly other than oneself that forms the basis of conversion. [Read more…]

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Still Not an Atheist

I’ve got a piece up today over at Aleteia about why I’m not going back to being an atheist. It’s basically the fruit of a recent crisis of faith (those, I have discovered, are a pretty routine part of my spiritual life.) I’ll have a lot more to say about that once I finish getting [Read More…]

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20 Reasons Why You Need to Drop Everything and Watch Season 3 of Fargo

I promised a review of Fargo series 3. I’ll start with the two-word version: Watch It. The last episode aired this week, so if you haven’t already discovered this show you can now enjoyably sit and binge-watch the whole thing. My only caution would be, whenever you start you should be prepared to lose the [Read More…]

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Why Chastity?

I think the teaching of the Church is basically sound even though it’s more or less impossible for humans to practice it perfectly. [Read more…]

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Some Straight Talk on Catholic Homophobia

Straight people and their sexual sins are not treated the same way as gay people and their sexual sins. [Read more…]

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Completely Gratuitous, Unnecessary, Badly Written Gay Content

Every couple of months or so there’s a minor panic on Catholic social media about how the gay agenda is co-opting various cultural institutions and how you can hardly let your kids watch anything because the gay is everywhere. So since it’s pride month, I want to talk about why Catholics should not object to [Read More…]

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Idolatry, Religion and the Creative Process

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through the park with a friend of mine, talking about religion and the spiritual life. He paraphrased a quote, whose source I’m unfortunately unfamiliar with: “Some people use religion to approach mystery. Others use it to keep mystery at bay.” It struck me as a profound sentiment, [Read More…]

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