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August 08, 2018
Why Do We Hate the Pope for Telling Us the Truth?
It’s like some sort of rule. The more wrong a thing is that people want...
August 02, 2018
Facts are Stubborn Things: Unraveling the Priest Abuse Crisis
The blame game is alive and well in the Catholic Church today. The clergy sex...
July 30, 2018
McCarrick and Rother: The Tares and the Wheat Co-Exist in this World
I had planned to write a rather scathing column today. I’ve been on my last...
July 25, 2018
Cardinal McCarrick: Frank Keating Blew the Whistle a Long Time Ago
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was prominent in the Church's response to the clergy sex abuse...
July 24, 2018
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick: Sexual Predator in a Red Hat
Strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered and I will turn my...
June 11, 2018
Don’t Follow Our Leaders. Follow Our Leader.
NOTE: The Korea/America summit is over and so far at least, it looks hopeful. At the...
May 25, 2018
Cancer and a Heart Attack Changed Me. Here’s How.
It seems that, no matter how bad a thing is, something good comes out of...
May 23, 2018
Mark Shea is a Nice Guy. He’s Also Brave to the Point of Not-So-Smart.
Mark Shea is a nice guy. And while he’s truly brilliant, he’s also brave to...
May 15, 2018
If Jesus is God, and He Meant the Things He Said, Then Torture is Wrong
Is torture wrong? How about slavery? Is there anything wrong with that? Let’s talk about...
May 04, 2018
House Chaplain Rescinds His Resignation. Will He Keep His Job?
As usual, Deacon Greg has the story. Father Patrick Conroy has rescinded his resignation...
January 19, 2018
Bishop Withdraws From March for Life Over AG’s Death Penalty Support
Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock Arkanas recently announced that he would not attend the...
January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King’s Unfinished Second Revolution: Economic Justice
Martin Luther King, Jr, was one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. Every man,...
December 13, 2017
Blessed Stanley Rother, the Shepherd Who Did Not Run
Blessed Stanley Rother's life and death offer religious leaders who are honestly seeking to follow...
November 30, 2017
President Trump, He Crazy
I don’t remember this. I heard the story a lot when I was a child....
November 20, 2017
Evil Marches on While Religious Leaders Play Politics
Euthanasia is medical murder. It is also, in an increasing number of locations around the...
November 16, 2017
If You’re Been Sexually Assaulted by a Powerful Man, It’s Your Fault.
"If you’ve been sexually assaulted, your only real recourse is not to have been sexually...
May 13, 2017
Turn to Jesus Christ, Who Gives Life Its Meaning
I am having surgery Monday. I wrote about it for the National Catholic Register. I...
April 13, 2017
I’m Not Going to Church Tomorrow. I Have Other Plans.
Bright and early tomorrow morning, my husband and I will head to the hospital for...
April 12, 2017
What Was Your Best Lent Ever?
I wrote this for the National Catholic Register at the beginning of Lent, but I...
April 11, 2017
You are Not the Worst Thing That You Have Done.
I wrote this for the National Catholic Register near the beginning to Lent. We do not...
March 25, 2017
Going Away. Coming Back.
Eleven years ago next November, I was sitting in the cathedral at Fatima. I was...
February 15, 2017
Yes, I’m a Feminist. Why Aren’t You a Feminist Too?
I've received a few jibes lately from Catholics, claiming that I must be a feminist. These...
February 11, 2017
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for February 2017
I've decided I'm going to post Pope Francis' prayer intentions every month. This one is...
February 10, 2017
When It Comes to Political Parties, Wise George Said It All
"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the...
February 09, 2017
Is Jeff Sessions Confirmation a Tragedy for American Christianity?
In a move that I regard as a tragedy for American Christianity, the United States...
February 08, 2017
America is Breaking Apart Over the Polarizing Worship of Little g gods
America is breaking apart over the polarizing worship of little g gods. We the People...
February 06, 2017
Timothy Putnam and the Weightiness of Becoming Catholic
There is something weighty in the decision to become Catholic. Timothy Putnam There is something weighty in...
January 18, 2017
Do You Forget to Pray Until You’re in Trouble? Pray Anyway.
Do you forget to pray until you're in trouble? You're not alone. A lot of...
January 09, 2017
Repent, Believe in the Gospel and Walk with Christ in 2017
2016 was an annus horribilis. It was also a turning point, for me personally, for Christianity...
December 07, 2016
The Pope has Spoken and I Accept It.
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