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August 15, 2018
Sanctissima: Meditations on a Dark Assumption Day
We got to Mass just on time. That's a rarity, bus routes being what they...
May 13, 2018
Say there is a Lady
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May 03, 2018
I try not to pay attention to Matt Walsh. If we all ignore him there's...
March 26, 2018
Mary Was A Saint
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February 27, 2018
Seven Last Words: Behold Your Son, Behold Your Mother
When Jesus saw His mother standing there, He said "Woman, behold thy son." He said...
February 10, 2018
As The Snow
Readers of my blog sometimes tell me I'm brave, but I'm actually not. I'm...
January 04, 2018
Notes on Our Lady While Sick in Bed
Apologies for the radio static, my friends. My chronic illness is apparently not Catholic and...
December 28, 2017
Paintings of the Flight Into Egypt that Make It Look Like a Pleasant Jaunt Through European Wine Country
I wrote a sophisticated and mature post on the Holy Innocents and the Flight...
December 22, 2017
Seven Sorrows and a Franciscan Crown
I want to thank everyone for joining Steel Magnificat in our advent series of...
December 22, 2017
The Seventh Joy of Mary: The Assumption and Crowning
Who is she that comes forth as the daybreak? Who is this queen, most...
December 21, 2017
The Sixth Joy of Mary: The Resurrection
Early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went...
December 18, 2017
The Sixth Sorrow Of Mary: The Lamentation
A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children...
December 15, 2017
The Fourth Sorrow of Mary: Mary Meets Jesus on the Via Dolorosa
It is not going to be all right. It is not going...
November 24, 2017
The Second Joy of Mary: The Visitation
(Note: most Seven Joys devotions skip over the Visitation and count the Nativity of Christ...
November 19, 2017
The First Sorrow of Mary: The Prophecy of Simeon
She must have been exhausted. Eight days after giving birth unexpectedly, in a stable,...
November 15, 2017
The First Joy of Mary: The Annunciation
The centuries-old prophecy has been fulfilled. The Virgin has conceived, and will bear a...
September 24, 2017
What Do You Call a Catholic Against the Pope?
There is a word for a Catholic who thinks the Pope is an anti-pope, and...
September 02, 2017
The Rose of Sharon on the First of the Year
September First is the beginning of the Eastern Church's year. This year, it also seems...
August 25, 2017
Jon McNaughton Jumps the Snake
I try to respect other people. I do. I'm not good at it, but...
March 30, 2017
Praying With A Madwoman’s Heart
It seems like a long time ago, now. She was one of the pious women...
March 10, 2017
The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross...
December 24, 2016
And the Word Became Flesh
If you are disappointed this Christmas, I understand. If you are lonely and depressed,...
September 18, 2016
Languages of Love: A Visit To A Local Mosque
. (image via Pixabay) This is a guest post by John Cavanaugh-O'Keefe. John is a...
September 08, 2016
Happy Birthday, Theotokos!
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I just had to share another wonderful conversation I had lately with my talented friends...
July 13, 2016
An Angel Called “God is Able”
Today, according to my Byzantine calendar, is the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. His principle...
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Christ is the Pulse- A Meditation on the Sacred Heart
When I was a teenager, I was privileged to take part in a special program...
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You Say “Feminine” Like It’s A Bad Thing.
I went to Mass downtown today, at the old Baroque-style church with the cavernous ceiling...
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