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October 12, 2018
Christ Stands With the Abused, not Abusers
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October 05, 2018
Because It Was Right, Because It Is Right
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October 04, 2018
We Might All Try Respecting Each Other
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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 25, 2018
My Catholic School Taught Me That Victims Should Be Silent
I went to a Catholic school named after the Virgin Mary, when I was...
September 20, 2018
Sexual Assault is not a Teenage Rite of Passage
I have heard many different responses to the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most of...
September 19, 2018
No, Dennis Prager, That’s Not Empowerment
My daughter, Rosie, used to love tearing up the National Review. I don't remember who...
September 17, 2018
What “Boys Will be Boys” Really Means
My friend Lindsay posted a facebook status today that had me jumping out of...
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 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
My Thoughts on the Viganò Testament
I have a few words to say on the breaking news about Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's...
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 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 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...
May 30, 2018
A Non-Apology and a Response from a Catholic Feminist
I received an apology early this afternoon. Well, something made to look like...
May 29, 2018
By My Magnanimous Leave: How to ask Someone on a Date
Apparently it's time to talk etiquette with the Marchioness of Manners, Mary Pezzulo, once again....
May 21, 2018
When a Girl Says “No…”
The conversation happened when I was an awkward, ugly, bookish teenager, ridiculously well-read but...
May 01, 2018
Chastity, Incels, And Good Catholic Men
There's been a lot of talk about "incels" lately. "Incel," as you may have...
April 26, 2018
On the Conviction of Bill Cosby
As I write this, the news has just broken that famed entertainer Bill Cosby...
March 28, 2018
Night in Gethsemane
Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching...
January 17, 2018
Modesty and Nonsense: A Response to Anthony Esolen
This is getting to be a habit. The inimitable DOCTOR Anthony Esolen, whom I was...
January 06, 2018
Is Franciscan University Scared of Speaking Plainly About Sexual Harassment?
Yesterday, the Franciscan University of Steubenville Facebook page shared an article from the aptly named...
November 18, 2017
What Does a Predator Look Like?
I have seen many men-- men I respect deeply and believe are totally sincere-- reacting...
October 24, 2017
An Article Which Has Nothing to Do With Father James Martin
Anthony Esolen is cross with Father James Martin. For the life of me, I can't...
August 22, 2017
The Blind Lead the Blind: On the Steubenville Courthouse Shooting
I have often noticed that the statue of Lady Justice on top of the Steubenville...
August 07, 2017
Defense is not Delightful
I got into a conversation with a libertarian, as one does, on Facebook in the...
July 18, 2017
The Fault of My Sleeves: In Which I Admit the Truth About Modest Clothing
I wanted to go to the adoration chapel. I'd been running errands downtown. I had to...
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The Handmaid’s Tale: A Work of Empathy
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The Eighth Station: Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem
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