Virginia Gun Violence: Symptom of Society’s Sickness

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From what we know so far a “disgruntled employee” Bryce Williams walks up and shoots dead twenty four year old Alison Parker and twenty seven year old Adam Ward. This continues a stream of mindless violence in our society that seems to be surging. Social engineers will say, “People respond like this because they’re poor. [Read More...]

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Ten Commandments for Protestants Considering Catholicism

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Working in the Bible Belt we Catholics often come across Protestants who are being led to the Catholic Church. However, their path seems to be littered with land mines. There seem to be so many obstacles and one of the things which a Catholic finds curious is how the enquiring Protestant usually doesn’t have a [Read More...]

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Did Archbishop Cupich Really Call for “Mercy for Nontraditional Families”?

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I wrote a hastily and ill  informed blog post about Archbishop Cupich yesterday in the midst of my travels back from Arizona. I took the post down and stopped to do what I should have done first, and that  is to read not just the headlines but the article, and not just the article, but the [Read More...]

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Women Priests and Married Priests: What’s the Difference?

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In many of the discussions about women’s ordination in the Catholic Church the question is linked to the idea of married priests. Catholic progressives almost invariably link the two issues. “Priests should be allowed to marry and women should be ordained as priests.” It’s understandable that people with a shallow grasp of their faith would [Read More...]

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Women’s Ordination: Another Door Opens

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  My latest article for CRUX is posted here. It discusses the new wave of Catholic feminists and their response to the “closed door” on women’s ordination. In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis recognized the “many women who share pastoral responsibilities with priests, helping guide people, families, and groups, and offering new contributions to theological reflection.” In her recent [Read More...]

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Saved By a Pilgrimage to England

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Catholic Herald in the UK asked for an article about my recent pilgrimage to England with Joseph Pearce. My 10 years as a Catholic layman in England was somewhat of an exile in the wilderness. It was therefore with mixed emotions that I accepted biographer Joseph Pearce’s invitation to be priest chaplain on a pilgrimage [Read More...]

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