Tom Crowe

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Tom Crowe

Tom Crowe is a cradle Catholic with a deep love for and commitment to Holy Mother the Church, colored by a rather interesting life-long relationship with her. Born during the great liturgical upheaval of the 1970s, Crowe was brought up in a parish that continued using the Missal of 1962—the Traditional Latin Mass—for which he developed a love. Crowe learned the faith as a child from the Baltimore Catechism, and didn’t stop learning and wrestling with the Church’s teachings at his Confirmation. Through reading and many conversations with friends and converts far smarter than he, Crowe came to know, accept, and love the Church and what she proposes far more intimately. For three years these conversation took place in seminary before Crowe, with the blessing of the formation team, determined that seminary was not right for him. In the wild and humorous ways of God, Crowe landed on his feet in Steubenville, Ohio, where he manages the online presence for Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he also trains altar servers and is the head master of ceremonies for the Mass in the Extraordinary Form on campus.

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Science Delves Further Into the Depths of the Riches of the Wisdom of God

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I’ll bet Ariel Castro would have loved to have had Plan B available

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Christians have a monument; Atheists, a petulant middle finger.

When I first saw the headline  I admit being genuinely curious what sort of monument an atheist group would erect. After all, what is the tie that binds atheism? It seems that by definition "athei... More

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Marriage Heterodoxy Will Not Be Tolerated In the Military

The thing about the age-old, from-the-beginning definition of marriage as between one man and one woman is that it is not an explicitly religious belief. It actually precedes any organized religion; i... More

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6 More Gifts For the Newly Ordained: The Sacred and the Human

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Perhaps the full solemn high set is necessary, but wow.

Six Great Gifts for the Newly Ordained. (and five things to shy away from.)

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El Salvador Supreme Court Respects Constitution, Life

A person's a person, no matter how small, even if he or she has anencephaly and will only live for a few hours after birth. It's a guiding principle: from the moment of conception the new human per... More

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Love: More than Just a Chemical Reaction?

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The Trinity: The Model (for the) Family

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“Your war is over, your battle won.” On Memorial Day, Remember Lee Rigby, too.

A poem left anonymously on Facebook for Drummer Lee Rigby: You fought bravely and with honour died, You leave your family so full of pride, Sleep well young soldier, your job is done, Your war is ... More



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