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Full-immersion Catholicism+

What ties it all together is our shared experience of the Eucharist as the source and summit of the life of faith.

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A caveat on the great Tom Wolfe+

When the great Tom Wolfe died on May 14, I, like millions of others, remembered the many moments of pleasure I had gotten from his work.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Acts and us+

The paradox, of course, is that by turning the world upside down, the Gospel helps us see the world aright.

Read More+ 2 months ago

The Summer Reading List+

The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Grace under pressure+

The story of the remarkable American and Catholic life of Abbot Thomas Frerking, OSB, deserves to be better known.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Men without conviction, churches without people+

If the Gospel is not preached with conviction ... then the Gospel will not be believed.

Read More+ 7 months ago
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On ‘owning’ the Church+

The question of “who owns the Church” has had a stormy history in Catholic America, although the terms of reference have changed considerably over time.

Read More+ 1 year ago

A Lent to remember+

Visiting the 'station churches' in Rome added new perspective on Lent.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Theology isn’t math; but it is theology+

Applying the truths of the faith to the complexities of life is not a matter of logic alone... But if they stretch truth to the breaking point, they’re unlikely to be pastorally effective.

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Fake history+

It does Pope Francis no good service to demean his two predecessors as rigid ideologues.

Read More+ 2 years ago