Among The Catholic Writers and Marketers

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Yesterday I took a day and traveled into the wilds of central Jersey to attend the Catholic Writers Conference and Catholic Marketing Network. I was invited by the wonderful Margaret Rose Realy … well, actually, my daughter’s cupcakes were invited, and I had to tag along to set them up. Margaret had seen my girl’s award-winning [Read More...]

Comments Off / Ite Ad Franciscum

Comments will be off for the foreseeable future as I deal with the final illness of my father. Posts will begin again when we are through. Prayers are always appreciated Meanwhile, you have better things to read. The irrepressible Brandon Vogt has made the new encyclical, Lumen Fidei, available in multiple downloadable and online readable [Read More...]

A Brief But Essential Interview With Peter Kreeft

On “diversity,” Islam, Christianity, the homosexual rights movement, love, fighting, and more. Dispatches from the frontlines of the culture wars, courtesy of Lifesite. This is how you do it, folks: Love fights. Love cares. Love discriminates. And therefore there is in Scripture, very clearly, a thing called the ‘wrath of God’. God hates all enemies [Read More...]

Catholic Techie Interview

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Sarah Reinhard at CatholicMom.com has run out of interesting Catholic Techies to interview, so she let me rattle on like a pompous ass for a couple hundreds words. Here’s a bit of it: For me, the new evangelization has two parts. As a Catechist, I know that I’m essentially now in mission territory, with only [Read More...]

I Can’t Write Cursive…

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… and apparently that makes me some kinda idjit. Here’s all I have to say about that: UPDATE: I should clarify that the comments weren’t directed at me personally, but on various conversations I’ve seen more than one person say it is not possible to consider yourself literate unless you master cursive. I don’t disagree [Read More...]

Happy Bloggy News

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The wonderful Simcha Ficher has moved to Patheos because she knows we get all the best money and glory and trolls here. You can find here her, and she even retained her Willendorf Venus-in-a-lounge-chair header image, guaranteed to freak out 98% of the readers of Spirit Daily on sight! SCORE! My first dose of Simcha [Read More...]

A Quick Reply to Dr. Peters About the Scouts

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My thanks to Ed Peters for the link and comment to my post about the Boy Scouts lifting the ban on openly gay scouts. Dr. Peters had this to say about what I wrote: Update, 29 May 2013: But for one sentence, I basically agree with Tom McDonald’s take on the Boy Scout matter. The one [Read More...]

Prayers for Lawrence Charles McClarey

The son of American Catholic’s Donald McClarey passed away overnight. Please keep him in your prayers. My beloved son, Lawrence Charles McClarey, passed away of a seizure last night.  I found him this morning at 6:15 AM when I attempted to rouse him for the “Daddy Readings” that he and I had done daily since [Read More...]


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