Can You Be a Happy Traddy?

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An article by Steve Skojec has surfaced on social media in which he argues that traditionalist Catholics need to be happy, joyful folks so that everyone realizes what a great treasure they have in the Tridentine Mass. He criticizes traditionalist Catholics of an extreme sort, explaining what it was like when he started to attend [Read More...]

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When Action is the Only Argument

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The crisis began when I realized that teenaged boys were looking at hard core pornography on their cell phones. It continued when I read that most Christian young people don’t get the argument against same sex marriage. The crisis got worse when I realized that a majority of American Catholics don’t actually believe the basics [Read More...]

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Epiphany Homily

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My Sunday homilies from Our Lady of the Rosary Church are now available as podcasts online for you to download listen and share. Go here for Sunday’s homily for the Feast of the Epiphany which explains who the wise men were historically and reminds us of the gifts they (and we) bring to the Christ [Read More...]

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Flagging and Flabby? Get Spiritually Fit

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Here is my latest article for Aleteia which encourages us to get spiritually fit in the new year. After the holiday feasting I’m ready to sign up at the gym. Crammed with Christmas cake and candy, and stuffed like the turkey, I am, like my waistband, overflowing with good intentions and new year resolve. I’d [Read More...]

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Change? That Means Pain

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My latest blog post for National Catholic Register looks at the pains that are necessary for real and lasting change to take place. Many of us are trapped in a cycle of lust and shame. We’re trapped in a downward spiral of a dead end job, a loveless marriage or an inner dynamic of rage, [Read More...]

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The Theological Theory of Indiana Jones

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My article this week at The Imaginative Conservative website explicates the hidden meaning of the Indiana Jones films…. ….or does it? Is it possible that the popular Indiana Jones trilogy is a cleverly structured, well thought-out, theologically astute analogy of the Christian spiritual quest? I do not suggest that it is an allegory, and I [Read More...]

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