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February 22, 2018
Just Say Fluffy Bun
Rosie was excited to tell me what she learned in her Eastern Catholic catechism...
January 23, 2018
That Bickering Body
What's on my mind, Facebook? Well, it's a little too long for a status. My...
January 09, 2018
No, Mindfulness Is Not Satanic
Written by Robert Miole Mark Shea recently posted about the latest ‘Satanic panic’ piece published...
November 18, 2017
What Does a Predator Look Like?
I have seen many men-- men I respect deeply and believe are totally sincere-- reacting...
October 10, 2017
A Reader Asks: Is the Eucharist Cannibalism?
A friend had a question: what do I say to a person, who is soon to...
October 04, 2017
The Mirror and the Font
I took Rose on an expedition to the thrift shop, to look for fifty cent...
September 24, 2017
What Do You Call a Catholic Against the Pope?
There is a word for a Catholic who thinks the Pope is an anti-pope, and...
September 15, 2017
Who was a Faithful Catholic Witness?
I've spoken many times about the hardest time in my life. Just after my daughter...
September 12, 2017
A Library for the Friendship Room
I went down to The Friendship Room with Rose, to drop off our widow's...
August 24, 2017
African Christians Are Not Inferior Christians
There isn't anything non-Christian about being African.
August 14, 2017
A “Catholic Evangelizer” Is Sending My Friend Death Threats (Updated)
I am pretty upset about something right now. My friend Daniella is a wonderful woman....
July 29, 2017
Something About Natural Family Planning
Apparently I have once again missed Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, the happiest week of...
July 22, 2017
Deacon Jim’s Blunder: The Actual Definition of “Orthophobia”
Our old friend Deacon Jim is at it again. Jim Russell, a persistent man whom...
May 21, 2017
“We Don’t Pray for Catholics!”
Nataly lived in Ukraine for fourteen years, and in Russia before that. You wouldn't know...
May 11, 2017
Where Will The Poor Go?
I wonder where the poor will migrate to if the middle-class Catholics manage to get...
May 08, 2017
An Eastern Orthodox Reviews “The Benedict Option”
The only thing worse than watching Tommy Wiseau’s heartbreaking work of staggering genius The Room,...
April 21, 2017
What Catholic Women Hear
"Things Christian Women Hear" is trending on Facebook and Twitter. That's quite a topic; I...
April 03, 2017
Bubbles are Trouble
I grew up in a bubble. Earlier this week, in his review of The Benedict...
January 29, 2017
The Gift of Hope
We got so caught up in the flurry of politics yesterday, I forgot it was...
November 24, 2016
Something To Be Thankful For
We were spending Thanksgiving, as we often did, with family-- not my bad cousins, who...
October 24, 2016
Jack Chick Has Died
(image via Pixabay) I've just been informed that Jack Chick, Evangelical Christian creator of the...
October 18, 2016
Fr. Pavone Writes Back
(Image via Pixabay.) Apparently, a few days ago when Mary attempted to draw Fr. Pavone's...
October 10, 2016
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
(image via Pixabay) I couldn't get a ride to the Byzantine Catholic church. I decided to...
October 07, 2016
When You Wake Up Crying
(image via Pixabay) He used to stand by the driveway to the abortion clinic, in...
August 20, 2016
Against The Normalcy of Catholic Culture
(image via Pixabay) This post is a part of the Patheos Catholic Channel series, “Catholicity:...
August 12, 2016
No, Sex is Not the Nourishing Food of Marriage
(image via Pixabay) Did you ever see something on the internet that upset you immensely?...
August 08, 2016
Struggle to Perfect Your Loves, Do Not Struggle Against Them
(Image via Pixabay.) Once, I got a ride home from Mass on a cold...
August 01, 2016
What It’s Like to be Chronically Ill and Catholic
While this post was originally written independently of the Patheos Catholic Channel series, “Catholicity: Identity...
June 30, 2016
Everyone Already Knows
Everybody have a seat. Yes, everybody. Sit down. You in the back, too. Everybody have...
June 29, 2016
Hell in the Fondue Pot and Other Oddities
I got to talking with my friends online about all the things I used to...
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