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Dwight Longenecker
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Fr. Dwight Longenecker is the Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, South Carolina. His latest book is Catholicism Pure and Simple. Visit his blog and sign up for Faith Works! his free, weekly newsletter on the practical practice of the Catholic faith here.

Works by Dwight Longenecker
Searching for St. Utopia's
Dwight Longenecker | December 06, 2012
Want to love your church? Then get your expectations right. Your church is filled with......
Lesson One: The Purpose of Pop Culture
Dwight Longenecker | February 21, 2011
Lesson One in the Luciferian Lectures for Lent: It is not often that a demon of my class......
Lesson Thirteen: Uses of Utilitarianism
Dwight Longenecker | April 07, 2011
Luciferian Lectures for Lent: Cost effectiveness, market forces, and eliminating waste......
Lesson Twelve: Spies and Relativists
Dwight Longenecker | April 03, 2011
Professor Slubgrip lets slip a bit of his underhanded skullduggery while instructing his......
You Can Be President Today!
Dwight Longenecker | November 07, 2012
One man may be elected president, but everyone has the responsibility to do what the......
Lesson Five: The Hypnotic Screens
Dwight Longenecker | March 07, 2011
Lesson Five in the Luciferian Lectures for Lent: "Seeing is believing" is an aphorism......
Lesson Seven: Cultivate Boredom
Dwight Longenecker | March 14, 2011
The Luciferian Lectures for Lent: In which Slubgrip discusses the uses of passive......
Lesson Six: The Power of Sentimentalism
Dwight Longenecker | March 11, 2011
"Truth" is the big lie; most humans have abandoned it. What is left is sentimentality,......
How Changeable Is the Face of the Papacy?
Dwight Longenecker | February 14, 2013
Perhaps Peter in Rome needs a Paul in the world?...
Lesson Ten: Controlling Mind and Imaginings with Porn
Dwight Longenecker | March 24, 2011
The Luciferian Lectures for Lent: Porn is pro-choice: the antidote to love, marriage,......
Lesson Three: Pop-Culture Is Propaganda
Dwight Longenecker | February 28, 2011
Lesson Three in the Luciferian Lectures for Lent: From political parades to pop-culture......
Lesson Four: Sell the Dream, Induce the Nightmare
Dwight Longenecker | March 04, 2011
Lesson Four in the Luciferian Lectures for Lent: Sex sells! Beaches sell! All of this......
Lesson Nine: Sex as 4-Letter Word, G-A-M-E
Dwight Longenecker | March 21, 2011
The Luciferian Lectures for Lent: You want them to equate their own sexual adventures......
Can You Be Good Without God?
Dwight Longenecker | April 24, 2012
Mass attendance is down. Maybe that's because we don't realize the radical claims of......
Lesson Two: Gorillas with Souls Prefer Shiny Things
Dwight Longenecker | February 25, 2011
Lesson Two in the Luciferian Lectures for Lent: Seeing isn't really believing, but......
Priests and Pedestals
Dwight Longenecker | March 23, 2011
Having tasted a little of the reality of celebrity priesthood, Fr. Longenecker warns,......
The Aurora Murders and Demonic Possession
Dwight Longenecker | July 23, 2012
Demonic infestation is a rare, strange and terrible psycho-spiritual affliction. It's......
Nones or Nuns?
Dwight Longenecker | October 11, 2012
Jesus Christ is the Lion of Judah and organized religion has too often tried to tame......
Lesson Eleven: The Truth Is There Is No Truth
Dwight Longenecker | March 27, 2011
The Luciferian Lectures for Lent: The truth of Relativism is that all so-called "Truth"......
Where Now for the Church of England?
Dwight Longenecker | November 22, 2012
What would Rome do and how would Rome do it?...
Lesson Eight: Good Sports Are the Worst Sorts
Dwight Longenecker | March 18, 2011
The Luciferian Lectures for Lent: Bloodlust! Idolatry! Sloth! Teamwork is an......