The “Coexist” Bishop

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The Most Reverend Julian Leow will be installed as the 4th archbishop of Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. Here is his coat of arms: Let’s take a closer look at the bottom right symbol: The symbol is called the “Tree of All Religions,” and here’s how they explain it: Well that’s just bullshit. Indifferentism is a heresy, [Read More...]

Being Catholic Online

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Internet Catholicism has been a true boon for me. As someone who works at home, it plugs me into a network of people who share my faith and help me figure it out and build it up. It will take years to understand its true impact as an evangelization tool, but I think it’s an important [Read More...]

“The Rule” Documents a Benedictine Success Story in Newark

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I’m working on a story for the Register about a film called The Rule, which documents the monks of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark and their success in applying the Rule of St. Benedict to the education of at-risk youth in Newark. This is a film that needs to be seen and a story that needs to [Read More...]

We Broke The World

As I read about the horrors unfolding this week–capping weeks of inconceivable violence aimed at Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities–I found myself utterly unable to express anything about it in words. I’ve held off several posts on topics that seemed trite in the midst of such events, finally just Going For Cute as a [Read More...]

‘Desire of the Everlasting Hills’: A Powerful Witness to Catholic Teachings on Same-Sex Attraction

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Last Saturday, I spent the evening at Villanova speaking with three impressive and eloquent people. Paul, Dan, and Rilene all have same-sex attraction, and all have embraced the Church’s teaching on chastity. Their stories are told in Desire of the Everlasting Hills, a new documentary from Courage International. The approach is powerful and effective because [Read More...]

Taking the Devil Seriously

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The reality of the devil was one of the hardest things for me to accept when I returned to the Church. When I made my choice to assent and submit to all the Church teaches, I knew I had a long road ahead of me. I knew that much pride and intellectual vanity and modernist [Read More...]

Satan: A Small Skirmish Won, But the Battle Goes On

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This has been an interesting week for the devil. Something extremely grave prompted Catholics to action: the proposed desecration of the Eucharist in a Satanic ceremony.  We can’t be naive about this: it goes on with some regularity, although how much no one can say. Satanism is secretive, and they don’t advertise what they do. [Read More...]

How Badly Does Vox Explain Baptism in 130 Words?

Pretty badly. For those who don’t know, Vox is a website that attempts to “explain” the news in tiny little bits of compressed pseudo-information. When Sarah Palin made a spectacularly offensive comment about using water-boarding to baptize terrorists, the non-theists at Vox put on their ‘splaining caps and broke it down for us thusly. Let’s go [Read More...]


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