The Centrality of Sacrifice

If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s film Apocolypto you’ll remember the pretty graphic scenes of human sacrifice. Most primitive religions featured human sacrifice and ritualistic cannibalism in some form or other at some point. The logic was pretty simple: to appease the gods you gave them something valuable. What would they like? Life. How do you give [Read More...]

Hurricane McCain

I’ve had my knuckles rapped in the combox for being political. I’m a priest and I’m not supposed to be political. Well, forgive me, but I guess I can comment on what I think about the election. I’m not telling people in sermons, “Go out and vote for Ron Paul” or anything. I wonder if [Read More...]

Woooweee!!!

Earlier in the summer I saw Sarah Palin’s name suggested as a possible GOP veep on Jay Anderson’s blog. She seemed really interesting, but a total long shot. I never thought she’d make it. McCain must have been reading Jay’s blog. Anyway, today I stopped at the bank on the way home from school and [Read More...]

Jigsaw Puzzle Ecumenism

Here’s my latest article  for InsideCatholic. It’s looking at where and why and how Ecumenism with Anglicans might move forward. See what you think. [Read more...]

Check Out

Why no blogs from Father Longenecker? Here’s where I’ve been: Check out the pictures of our beautiful kids coming back to school. [Read more...]

When Does Human Life Begin?

Just look at Speaker of the House,  Nancy Pelosi the ‘loyal and devoted Catholic’ lying through her teeth about what the church teaches. This clip also has Obama’s infantile answer: “The question of when human life begins is beyond my pay grade…” So this is a smart Harvard educated guy?  The other awful thing about [Read More...]


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