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What happens at the Mass?+

an extraordinary number of those who self-identify as Catholics in the West have very little idea what the Mass actually is.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Pride, humility and social media+

Most millenials never simply had experiences; they were conditioned to record, preserve, and present those experiences to a following.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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The trouble with the ‘You-Go-Girl’ Culture+

It is not enough, in a word, to show women as intelligent, savvy, and good; you have to portray men as stupid, witless, and irresponsible.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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‘Doctor Strange,’ scientism and the gnostic way station+

While Doctor Strange is far from a satisfying presentation of the spiritual order, it represents a significant step in the right direction.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Advice for Young Catholics+

There is just something uniquely moving about seeing 9,000 energetic kids suddenly falling to their knees in silent adoration.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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A report from ‘Baby Bishop School’+

It was an extraordinarily vivid demonstration of the universality and catholicity of the Church born from the wounded side of Jesus and perduring across vast expanses of space and time.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Apologists, catechists, theologians: wake up!+

I do blame teachers, catechists, evangelists and academics within the Christian churches for not doing enough to keep our young people engaged.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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The Cross of Jesus: God’s Awful Work of Love+

On that terrible cross, Jesus took upon himself the worst of humanity and swallowed it up in the ever greater divine mercy.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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How Strange Is the Cross+

For the men and women of Jesus’ time, death by crucifixion was not only painful; it was brutally de-humanizing, humiliating and shaming.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Why ‘Last Days in the Desert’ is so boring+

To reduce Jesus to the human level alone is to render an altogether prosaic Jesus, which is precisely what we have in Last Days in the Desert.

Read More+ 2 years ago