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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why you should read C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce”+

What I especially appreciate is Lewis’ spot-on representation of how the soul clings desperately to what is actually killing it.

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Brian Williams, Chris Matthews, and Letting the Fly Out of the Fly Bottle+

If we move our attention away from the priesthood and toward sainthood, we let the fly out of the fly bottle.

Read More+ 4 years ago