God’s Favorite Place on Earth

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Last week, if you had asked me, in all seriousness, where God’s favorite place was on earth—or if he even had one—I would have probably wrinkled my eyebrows and then defaulted into “Well, duh! Ohio!” as a non-answer. Because, really? A favorite place on earth? For God? Blame the Patheos Book Club (again!) for introducing me to [Read More...]

American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America

I am usually rather delighted whenever I find a book to review in my mailbox. When I received American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America I was certainly eager to read it. This new release by Russell Shaw is put out by Ignatius Press. It seems book subtitles [Read More...]

Imitating Mary

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Try to imagine for a second how today’s culture would respond to something like Mary’s yes to the angel Gabriel when he came to ask if Mary would bear the Son of God. Would Mary update her Facebook status? Would Gabriel be tweeting the play-by-play? Would the tabloids be filled with dramatic photos of Mary [Read More...]


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