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February 05, 2019
I, Myself, an Icon
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January 23, 2019
My Thoughts on the Reported National Basilica Invasion
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January 16, 2019
Mary the Door
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January 14, 2019
They Had Heard No Thunder
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January 10, 2019
Whose Altar? Which Lord?
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January 02, 2019
Jerry Fallwell Jr. and the Service of Mammon
It may have come to your attention that Jerry Fallwell, Junior, doesn't know his...
January 01, 2019
Where He May be Found
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December 30, 2018
Presentation in the Temple
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December 26, 2018
To Everyone Having a Miserable Christmas
I hope everyone is having a good time tonight. But I want to give a...
December 24, 2018
Nativity According to the Flesh
The Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ, from the Roman Martyrology: The Twenty-fifth Day of...
December 21, 2018
On the Darkest Night
It's the darkest night of the year. We made it. The light starts coming back...
December 20, 2018
The O Antiphon for December 21st: O Oriens,splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina...
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O Clavis David
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December 18, 2018
O Radix Jesse
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The O Antiphon for December 18th: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel,qui Moysi in...
December 15, 2018
He Will Baptize With Fire
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December 11, 2018
On Jesus, Gingerbread and the Question of Alphas
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December 09, 2018
One Crying Out in the Desert
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke. In the fifteenth year of the...
December 05, 2018
No, Pregnancy is Not a Sin
"Thou hast committed fornication; but that was in another country; and besides, the wench...
December 02, 2018
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December 01, 2018
Your Redemption is at Hand
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke: Jesus said to his disciples: “There...
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A Visit With Colonial History
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November 30, 2018
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What is the Work of the Devil?
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Christ Stands With the Abused, not Abusers
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