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Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Aug 26, 2015
Eve Tushnet’s debut novel, Amends, is a novel of ideas – the ideas she’s been working out in bits and pieces through her essays. It’s an ambitious and risky project but Eve mostly pulls it off. At l...
Max Lindenman Aug 21, 2015
As of this writing, Montreal businessman Steve Maman has been instrumental in rescuing 128 women and young girls from sex slavery under the Islamic State.Maman, who has six children of his own, told t...
Max Lindenman Aug 17, 2015
Long before Darren Aronofsky dreamed of casting Russell Crowe as Noah, I amused myself wondering how he would fare in the role of Jesus. Crowe is a Method actor whose ego was just then winning infamy...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Aug 15, 2015
A couple of my readers reminded me that yesterday was the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan who earned the martyr’s palm in an Auschwitz starvation bunker. At first I protested t...
Max Lindenman Aug 14, 2015
I almost always manage to skip Mass on the Feast of the Assumption. Although I would not swear this is the reason, the whole idea of Mary’s being assumed bodily into heaven sticks in my craw. The prob...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Aug 11, 2015
Like most of the stylists on the floor, she was young – probably about 22. I patronize the place mainly because, at $16 for a haircut, plus an extra $5 for a shampoo, the price is right. I can’t aff...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Aug 10, 2015
The doors of St. Mary’s Church, on the corner of University and College, in Tempe, are locked. Black plastic covers the steeple. Chain-link fences surround it. Behind those fences sit backhoes and ...
Max Lindenman Aug 08, 2015
The average American man stands 5’9 ½ tall. The average non-Hispanic white American man stands 5’10”. I measure five feet eight inches in my stocking feet. Among my own people, I may not be microsco...
Diary of a Wimpy Catholic
Max Lindenman Aug 07, 2015
When I first read the story of how Waldron Mercy fired Margie Winters, a lesbian married to another woman, from her post as head of religious education, I argued that she’d been treated shabbily, and ...
Max Lindenman Aug 05, 2015
Sometimes you run across a real-life event that echoes the Gospel almost too loudly to remark on without feeling as though you’re striking the obvious note, taking the easy way out, writing that the b...
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