Good Man. Good Monk. Good Beer

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My article for Aleteia this week is an interview with Br Augustine Wilmeth–a monk of Norcia. I first met Brother Augustine Wilmeth when he was one of the students where I served as chaplain. As a convert, he was intensely interested not only in his new Catholic faith but in the more traditional expressions of [Read More...]

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Why Catholic Education is Crucial

Go here to listen to my homily from Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Sunday on why Catholic Education is Crucial… [Read more...]

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Can a Catholic Vote for Bernie Sanders?

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As always when I comment on politics be clear that I am making observations. I am not endorsing any candidate and I am not telling anyone who they should vote for. Sanders says he is a Socialist, and Catholic social teaching condemns socialism right? Pope Leo XIII most famously condemned socialism in Rerum Novarum, and Pope Pius IX wrote [Read More...]

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Iowa? Call Me Cynical

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It was intriguing watching the results of the Iowa caucuses come in last evening, and in case any body is biting their nails about a priest writing about politics, take a deep breath. I’m not telling anyone how to vote. I’m not endorsing anyone. I’m writing as an American citizen and making some personal observations. [Read More...]

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Modernism and the Balrog’s Whip

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My article for Imaginative Conservative this week touches on the whip of the Balrog and how it there is a “sting in the tail” of a modernism that seems to be dying. If Fr. Tomlinson is right that secular modernism in the church has had its day, we must still beware the Balrog’s whip. There is [Read More...]

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Why Am I Standing on My Head?

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Some people wonder about the title of this blog. It comes from a Chesterton quote that “Very often a scene is best seen when it is seen upside down.” This excerpt from the foreword of my book The Quest for the Creed explains things a bit further. There are some brave revolutionary souls who stand on their head [Read More...]

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