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Which Is the Authentic Catholicism?
I was recently mentioned in a curiously disjointed and rambling article at Church Militant....
January 16, 2019
Mary the Door
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January 01, 2019
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December 30, 2018
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December 28, 2018
Glory to the Exiles
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December 24, 2018
Nativity According to the Flesh
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December 23, 2018
The O antiphon for December 23rd: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et...
December 21, 2018
On the Darkest Night
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December 18, 2018
O Radix Jesse
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December 09, 2018
One Crying Out in the Desert
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Your Redemption is at Hand
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke: Jesus said to his disciples: “There...
November 27, 2018
Migrants, Conspiracies and a Facebook Racist
I met a racist, as one sometimes does, on my facebook wall. He commented on...
November 23, 2018
What is the Work of the Devil?
Yesterday I had a blast from the past and found myself insisting that Harry Potter...
November 18, 2018
The Rust Belt Redemption
I had expected snow. It was supposed to snow all night and cover the...
October 29, 2018
Chaos and Conviction in the Neighborhood
I apologize for the recent silence; have been exceptionally sick for a week-- for...
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 08, 2018
What Not to Say When Someone Tells You They’re Leaving the Church
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September 30, 2018
For a Moment, Joy
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September 14, 2018
In Small Things
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August 30, 2018
To Choke on the Word “Holy”
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August 26, 2018
In the Lovely Darkness
It is a terrible thing to gaze at the icons in a darkened room,...
August 14, 2018
Better the Millstone: On the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report
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How Not to Talk About Forgiveness
My friend was abused. Yes, in that way. I won't go into detail because...
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For John Came Fasting
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Weep like Peter, Preach like Magdalene
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