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August 26, 2018
In the Lovely Darkness
It is a terrible thing to gaze at the icons in a darkened room,...
August 22, 2018
The Lesson of the Slim White Disc
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August 19, 2018
A Smoldering Wick In Church
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August 16, 2018
The Meaning of Chaff
My friend mentioned something to me today that helped me, a little. I figure...
August 13, 2018
We Must Let Children Be Heroic
I saw a sweet video online today. For all I know it was staged,...
August 10, 2018
A Lavender Herring: Who is to Blame for Priestly Sexual Abuse?
I don't think there's some kind of secret gay cabal in the Church. In...
August 08, 2018
A Pro-Life Action we Can All Take
I would like all of my readers to join me in taking a stand for...
August 02, 2018
Why Change the Catechism on the Death Penalty?
It has likely come to your attention that the Holy Father has made a change...
July 24, 2018
The Swallow and the Glass Door
We had a real working fireplace, at the house I grew up in. Not a...
July 21, 2018
Weep like Peter, Preach like Magdalene
Let's talk about Mary Magdalene. In the Eastern Church, Mary Magdalene's icon is nice...
July 21, 2018
Virginity, Pornography and Vocations: In Dialogue with David Upham
Somehow I've attracted the ire of no less than Professor David Upham. Up until...
July 20, 2018
The Things I Learned, The Things I Taught
I worked in a Catholic daycare, over a decade ago, in one of the...
July 18, 2018
Franciscan University Sent me a Survey
I don't know what they were thinking. All I do all day is prattle...
July 17, 2018
Who Cares What Men Prefer?
It seems like everyone is up in arms about "The Transformed Wife." For those...
July 11, 2018
I Found a Mountain
I took Rose to her annual doctors' appointment. It was in the old medical building,...
June 22, 2018
For awhile, we were in a parish with two rival homeschool groups. One was led...
June 11, 2018
What Awaits the Faithful?
In the past few days, I've seen a lot of chuckling based on Bill Donohue's...
June 07, 2018
The Trouble with Warriors
Among the movies we were allowed and encouraged to watch growing up, were the...
June 04, 2018
Christ is Coming to Heal the World
It has not been a good weekend. Rosie came down with a fever and the...
May 24, 2018
A Bucket Will Not Save You
I saw one of those ads for a kit, to help you survive the...
May 21, 2018
To Share is Human, to Share is Divine
The other day, a wonderful reader left me a tip in the blog's tip jar,...
May 18, 2018
Ten Times Eternity: A Response to the Texas School Shooting
I woke up to find there'd been another school shooting. I didn't know what to...
May 13, 2018
Say there is a Lady
Let's say there is a Lady full of Grace. Let's say there is a...
May 09, 2018
Seven Steps to a Catholic What?
The other day, I saw a post in the a group of traditionalist Catholic would-be...
May 03, 2018
Humming in the Crypt
My most annoying habit is that I hum when I'm sad. I am a...
April 22, 2018
The Shepherd who Lays Down His Life
From today's Gospel: Jesus said: "I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down...
April 14, 2018
The Wages of War
As I write this, on a Friday night during prime time while our president is...
April 07, 2018
Blessed are We Who Have Not Seen
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked,...
April 01, 2018
Laugh Like a Magdalene
Early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women came...
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The Silence of Holy Saturday
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