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Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Jan 26, 2016
I grew up in the days before Velcro. By persisting to the age of five or six in not knowing how to tie my shoes, I drove my mother to desperate measures. One morning, she snatched the bowl of Life c...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Jan 20, 2016
I spent roughly the first 15 miles of Phoenix’s PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon eavesdropping on – you should excuse the pun – a running monologue. A young woman was recounting her life story for h...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Jan 11, 2016
Spectator columnist Julie Burchill is ordering her readers: “Please spare us the sob signaling over David Bowie.” Burchill never explicitly states what people are trying to signal with their sobbing,...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Jan 07, 2016
The late Gore Vidal began his last set of memoirs: “As I move – I hope gracefully – to the door marked Exit…” Florence King, who died on January 6, one day after her 80th birthday, can justly claim c...
Max Lindenman Jan 06, 2016
This past November, the Bishops’ Conference published a pastoral response to pornography titled “Create in Me A Clean Heart.” The document reviews the entire “structure of sin,” from masturbation to ...
Max Lindenman Jan 03, 2016
Yesterday, Michelle Arnold, a Patheos colleague, wrote in defense of altar service by girls and women. She reminds us that its history extends all the way back to the antebellum South and culminated ...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Jan 02, 2016
A few months ago, I had a Skype conversation with a Catholic writer who is a woman. Though impressed by her work, I had also found it a bit dour in spots. Consequently, I expected to find myself scr...
Max Lindenman Dec 22, 2015
Last Tuesday, political science associate professor Larycia Hawkins was placed on administrative leave by Wheaton College for posting the following message on Facebook:I stand in religious solidarity ...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Dec 19, 2015
Kathy Schiffer, my Patheos stable-mate, has made it into The Washington Post for observing that tennis great Serena Williams has made herself look “like a hooker” on her Sports Illustrated cover, and ...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Dec 18, 2015
“One cannot really be a Catholic and grown-up,” wrote George Orwell in an essay on Evelyn Waugh. Orwell never finished the essay; the remark appears in a collection of fragments jotted down for expli...
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