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All sinners are welcome!+

Does the Church’s welcome imply that everyone is fine just as he or she is?

Read More+ 2 weeks ago
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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+ 3 weeks 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+ 1 month ago

The Summer Reading List+

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

Read More+ 1 month 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+ 2 months ago

How to promote religious liberty+

It is our acts of love that will overcome the obvious hostility toward sincere religious beliefs that threatens peace and unity in our pluralistic society.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Michelle Wolf and the Throwaway Culture+

When we live in the space beyond good and evil ... people in tuxedos and formal gowns sip from wine glasses and laugh while someone jokes about the murder of children.

Read More+ 4 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+ 6 months ago
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Governor’s Cuts for Mandated Educational Services Don’t Add Up+

The state’s Catholic bishops were “extremely disappointed” by Cuomo’s veto of the bipartisan legislation, which “will have serious impact on our schools and tuition-paying families.”

Read More+ 7 months ago
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The crèche and the gap+

We all live, daily, in the “gap” between the person I am and the person I was called to be at baptism.

Read More+ 8 months ago