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Sorry, Catholics—the Word ‘Gay’ Is Already Taken

  It’s just a fact of life that we Catholics have to get used to. Secular society—not Catholics—owns the word “gay.” And, just as was ... More
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When Chickens Trump Babies…Time to Re-Prioritize?

I’ve been around the trivialities of poseur politics for a long time. I usually avoid the snark response, but every so often somebody comes along a... More
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Knowing Thyself with Oscar Wilde

  Oscar Wilde, playwright, general wit, and deathbed convert to Catholicism, is notorious for his epigrams, sometime so clever that we simply re... More
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Entrepreneurs of Grace : How A Bracelet Business Encourages Prayer

Pope Francis is coming to visit us at the end of this month.  While exploring the website of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia – the ... More
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Mercy Enough to Go Around

Pope Francis issued a letter this morning that has caused quite a stir in the media. (It’s not long; go ahead and read it.) In the letter, the... More
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Poll Reveals Catholic Base is Strong in U.S.

Public Religion Research Institute just released a survey of Catholics. The survey covers devout Catholics, ‘Christmas-and-Easter’ Cathol... More
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Vatican Issues Long-Awaited Statement on Gay Penguins

No, for real. You used to have to make this stuff up.  Not anymore. This is what happened: An Italian lesbian wrote a children’s book about tw... More
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Mumford & Sons Sing of Emmanuel in our Timshel

  If you are a Mumford and Sons fan, then you are probably familiar with the word “Timshel,” which is the title of the briefest song on thei... More
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Is Trump the New Obama? Ways They Are Alike

Over at Aleteia I argue that “Trump is a Mirror.” In writing it I started to notice another phenomenon: There are many similarities between Trump... More
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Esquire Writer Finds a World Hungry for a Priest

What difference does it make if a priest goes out in public wearing the outfit that proclaims his vocation? As it turns out, quite a lot, especially ... More
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