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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Dolan.? The times and his contributions suggest it.

The Holy Spirit will guide the conclave. Period. No doubt at all. But that doesn't mean we can't take a peek at the signs of the times. I believe some of the signs point toward Cardinal Dolan. J... More

Benedict is leaving in God’s time. So who’s it gonna be? Prolly not Mahony, but outside that?

A quick note on Benedict's departure: His departure is sad, but I am over the sadness and happy for him. If Peter Seewald's report is true... '[Pope Benedict XVI's] hearing had gone down, he was bli... More

EJ Dionne Jr., unencumbered by facts or reason, calls for a female pope.

"Si tacuisses philosophus mansisses" "I have great faith in the Holy Spirit to move papal conclaves, but I would concede that I may be running ahead of the Spirit on this one." And thus E.J. Dio... More

The political left uses bully tactics. Ben Shapiro helps understand how to deal with them.

Ben Shapiro, best known in recent months for his dismantling of British blowhard Piers Morgan on national* TV, spoke at Heritage Foundation on how to deal with the bullies of the American political le... More

Sen. Harkin: A “misallocation of wealth” is the problem. Like having too many greyhounds.

Hal Roach the Irish comedian would tell a joke that went like this (read it in your best Irish brogue): Father Murphy was in rare form in the pulpit on Sunday, exhorting his parishoners to be more ge... More

Thoughts on Franciscan University reactions to Pope Benedict’s resignation.

As I've mentioned in this space a number of times, I work at Franciscan University of Steubenville, a hub of Catholic intellectual life and spiritual renewal for so many worldwide. So the reactions to... More

The Church? She will go on. Let us do so as well.

Pope Benedict is resigning. Not the end of the world, nor the end of the Church. If you find yourself saddened by this news remember: the Church is the bride of Jesus Christ, not the product of... More

Father Fugee has a desk job. Would you rather he be free to roam?

There was no small amount of consternation yesterday when the Newark Archdiocese announced that Father Michael Fugee has been appointed to co-diretor of the Office of Continuing Education and Ongoing ... More

Obama: “We can’t cut our way to prosperity.” USPS: “Yes, we can!”

Normally people ought to avoid declaiming on things they clearly know next to nothing about, e.g., Phil Simms on holding calls. [caption id="attachment_42097" align="alignright" width="300" caption... More

“If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get gay married!”

... at least, that's how simple so many advocates of gay "marriage" make it seem. Have you heard that line before? It's been practically a tagline for some of the commenters around here. But it isn... More


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