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March 06, 2018
Seven Last Words: My God, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?
No one could understand what the dying man was saying. They thought He...
February 20, 2018
Seven Last Words: Today You Will be With Me in Paradise
Dismas had not lived a good life. He had lived the worst of lives. When...
February 12, 2018
Seven Last Words: Father, Forgive Them
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." What could that possibly mean?...
December 31, 2017
No, We Can’t Get Over It
Last month, I posted a guest post by a dear friend of mine, about her...
December 28, 2017
Paintings of the Flight Into Egypt that Make It Look Like a Pleasant Jaunt Through European Wine Country
I wrote a sophisticated and mature post on the Holy Innocents and the Flight...
December 22, 2017
The Seventh Joy of Mary: The Assumption and Crowning
Who is she that comes forth as the daybreak? Who is this queen, most...
December 21, 2017
The Sixth Joy of Mary: The Resurrection
Early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went...
December 18, 2017
The Seventh Sorrow of Mary: Christ is Laid in the Tomb
Darkness covered the land, when Christ gave up the Ghost. Darkness was coming...
December 18, 2017
In Dialogue With Father Dwight Longnecker on the Vatican Crèche
I recently read an article by my former fellow Patheosi, Father Dwight Longnecker, where...
December 18, 2017
The Sixth Sorrow Of Mary: The Lamentation
A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children...
December 15, 2017
The Fourth Sorrow of Mary: Mary Meets Jesus on the Via Dolorosa
It is not going to be all right. It is not going...
December 10, 2017
The Fifth Joy of Mary: The Finding in the Temple
After three days, they found Him in the temple, sitting among the teachers,...
December 06, 2017
The Places You Meet Jesus
Rosie and I went to the Friendship Room with our widow's mite. There had been...
December 02, 2017
The Third Joy of Mary: The Birth of Christ
He is here. The Lord of Heaven and Earth is here. Miriam sees Him,...
November 24, 2017
The Second Joy of Mary: The Visitation
(Note: most Seven Joys devotions skip over the Visitation and count the Nativity of Christ...
November 15, 2017
The First Joy of Mary: The Annunciation
The centuries-old prophecy has been fulfilled. The Virgin has conceived, and will bear a...
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...
September 22, 2017
That Colossal Wreck
There was another demolition on my street, this afternoon. A small crew was taking...
September 02, 2017
The Rose of Sharon on the First of the Year
September First is the beginning of the Eastern Church's year. This year, it also seems...
August 25, 2017
Jon McNaughton Jumps the Snake
I try to respect other people. I do. I'm not good at it, but...
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....
April 21, 2017
What Catholic Women Hear
"Things Christian Women Hear" is trending on Facebook and Twitter. That's quite a topic; I...
April 14, 2017
Somewhere, they are lifting up the evening sacrifice. Scarlet stains the stone before the Holy...
April 13, 2017
On Holy Thursday, and the MOAB Bomb
Today, Christians all over the world are celebrating Holy Thursday, the Thursday of the Last...
April 07, 2017
The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your Holy Cross You...
April 05, 2017
The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
We Adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross...
March 31, 2017
The Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You...
March 30, 2017
Praying With A Madwoman’s Heart
It seems like a long time ago, now. She was one of the pious women...
March 22, 2017
The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls The Second Time
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross, you...
March 18, 2017
The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes The Face of Jesus.
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross, You...
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