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Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 21, 2015
For me – and, I suspect, for many people – defense witnesses’ pleas for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life made for a nauseating spectacle. Tsarnaev got the best America can offer – an education, a future, a wi...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 19, 2015
A few years ago, a homeless woman named Karen began turning up in my apartment complex at intervals of a few months. Some mental illness had left her with the conviction that she was the illegitimate...
Max Lindenman May 18, 2015
The careful reader will note something forlorn in the words “Pope Francis presided over the canonizations…before a congregation of tens of thousands of people.” Josemaria Escriva’s canonization drew ...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 11, 2015
Once puberty concludes its mad career, the aging process slows. After building itself up in a frenzy, the body breaks itself down in its own sweet time. For that reason, when preparing to meet an ol...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 09, 2015
Yes, the logo for the Year of Mercy is an eyesore -- and that’s if you’re smart enough to look away after giving it a quick glance. Woe betide those who look twice: they run the risk of being hypnoti...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 09, 2015
If the AA chapter had been a little more upscale, I might just have gone back. But – surprise, surprise – the one nearest me turned out to be the absolute bottom of the line. All the people who gat...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 06, 2015
In its Christmas, 2014 issue, the Catholic literary magazine Dappled Things published a link to “Thank You for the Light,” a story submitted by F. Scott Fitzgerald to The New Yorker in 1936. In only ...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman May 04, 2015
The voice came in the quietest part of the night, and it was loud enough to pull me out of my sleep.“Threat has been detected,” it said. I couldn’t place it. It belonged to a woman, which, in this a...
Max Lindenman May 04, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece titled “Heaven in the Jungle” about the archaeological digs along the east bank of the Jordan River. According to a great deal of expert opinion, these include...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Apr 27, 2015
After I flew back to Phoenix and claimed the keys to my new apartment, one of my first acts of settling in was to pay a visit to the Motor Vehicle Department. My passport was my only remaining valid ...
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