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November 05, 2018
One More Word Before You Vote
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November 03, 2018
My Pro-Life Vote This Year
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October 30, 2018
You Must Not Hurt People
I want to be absolutely clear about something. It is a sin to hurt...
October 29, 2018
Chaos and Conviction in the Neighborhood
I apologize for the recent silence; have been exceptionally sick for a week-- for...
October 21, 2018
The Church Ought Not to be a Torture Test
I don't know how to tell you that you shouldn't mock people in spiritual...
October 19, 2018
Anthony Esolen, the Irreal, and Sexual Violence
Just a few days ago, I found that a crank of my acquaintance had...
October 12, 2018
Christ Stands With the Abused, not Abusers
I draw your attention to an article by Jenn Morson, the follow-up to her article...
October 11, 2018
A Sermon Wrapped in a Scarf
There was a sale, awhile ago, at one of my favorite online shops, the...
September 30, 2018
For a Moment, Joy
It's been a bit since I wrote. My mini-Sabbatical away from the internet was not...
September 28, 2018
Exhausted in the Midst of Scandals
I am exhausted. I'm completely exhausted. I promised myself I wouldn't watch the hearings, but...
September 24, 2018
The Child in Their Midst
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but...
September 16, 2018
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way...
September 14, 2018
In Small Things
It was evening on September Twelfth. I was performing my annual watching of the videos...
September 09, 2018
Touch, Matter, Groaning
Again Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the...
September 08, 2018
Eleven Things That Definitely Won’t Stop Priestly Sexual Abuse
First of all, pretending that sexual abuse never happens will not stop sexual abuse,...
August 30, 2018
To Choke on the Word “Holy”
I sat in the pew by myself. Rose had asked permission to stand in...
August 29, 2018
For a Moment, it was All About the Victims
I am glad that everyone finally believes in sexual abuse. This is a new...
August 26, 2018
In the Lovely Darkness
It is a terrible thing to gaze at the icons in a darkened room,...
August 25, 2018
Gentleness Has No Gender
After Rose was born, we were a mess. My abusive disaster birth left me...
August 22, 2018
The Lesson of the Slim White Disc
I went to Adoration yesterday. I didn't feel like praying, but I needed the quiet....
August 20, 2018
Celibacy and Priesthood: Contra Dwight Longenecker
Father Dwight Longenecker is at it again. He has written an extremely uncharitable and smug...
August 19, 2018
A Smoldering Wick In Church
All things considered, it has been a hell of a weak. I'm not swearing there;...
August 16, 2018
The Meaning of Chaff
My friend mentioned something to me today that helped me, a little. I figure...
August 14, 2018
Better the Millstone: On the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report
I'm at a loss for words. I'm a professional writer, I write 800-2000 words...
August 13, 2018
We Must Let Children Be Heroic
I saw a sweet video online today. For all I know it was staged,...
August 12, 2018
No One is a Bicycle: Why we Need a New Pro-Life Movement
The other day I met a former politician from Rhode Island. I know he was...
August 10, 2018
A Lavender Herring: Who is to Blame for Priestly Sexual Abuse?
I don't think there's some kind of secret gay cabal in the Church. In...
August 08, 2018
A Pro-Life Action we Can All Take
I would like all of my readers to join me in taking a stand for...
August 06, 2018
Clericalism and Priestly Abuse: What do the Laity do Now?
I have some very difficult things to say in response to the United States...
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How Not to Talk About Forgiveness
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