I’m speaking at the World Meeting of Families!

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Good grief, I totally forgot to tell you!Don't ask me how, why, or how, but they asked me to give a presentation at one of the break-out sessions of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015. My fellow Catholic Patheosi Diana von Glahn and Greg Popcak will be there, too!Look, I'm on the list and everything. Uhh, you may have to scroll down a bit, down to page fourteen, during the lunch hour on the last day, which is where they totally feature the crowd-grabbers. You'll see … [Read more...]

Have you heard the latest about Cardinal Burke?

I haven't, and I've made it a point not to know what's going on.Why not? Because it's not important to me. Me, as a layman with a job and a family and a personal conscience that keeps me busy enough all by itself. And if you were honest, you'd admit that it really isn't important to you, either -- not unless you work directly for Burke, or are his personal friend and will miss him when he moves to sunny Malta, the lucky son of a gun. It only seems important if you are addicted to following … [Read more...]

At the Register: Why Does Francis Keep Kissing Hands?

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Why would he do it? What message is he sending? … [Read more...]

At the Register: Doctrine doesn’t change over the phone

Ring-ring. Hello? Hi, it's the Pope, and guess what? It's OPPOSITE DAY! From Conversations that didn't, won't, and wouldn't happen, vol. 836  … [Read more...]

At the Register: Great New Children’s Book about the Papacy (updated with link this time!)

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Our Holy Father, the Pope:  The Papacy from Saint Peter to the Present would make a very good addition to the library of any Catholic child.  Quick review here. This week or next, I'll be doing a few more book reviews of some of the excellent children's books coming out of Ignatius/Magnificat.  … [Read more...]

At the Register: Mother Church says, “Yes, you may.”

In which I remind us all that baptism is a beginning, not a trophy for winners; and in which I briefly long for an icon depicting Christ the Sneaker-Upper.I wish I had worked this in, but do yourself a favor and read Max Lindenman's short little jewel of an essay, "Catholics Do Not Throw People Away." … [Read more...]

At the Register: When it comes to building a community . . .

choose, don't drift. … [Read more...]


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