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Catholic Bishops in Britain Urge G7 to Work for ‘Just’ and ‘Sustainable’ Future

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There are Gladsome Catholics Out There, in the Real World

Browse the Catholic realm of the internet on a fine afternoon following work, and what shall you see? Another day, another puerile fight. Such is, with increasing frequency, the life of internet “evangelization”. On a recent day I observed a […]

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Of McCarrick, Jesuits, and Summorum Pontificum

It was a Saturday afternoon in summer. It was bright and sunny. It was a “Saturday vigil” Mass for some green Sunday or other. I was twelve. The celebrant was the diocesan bishop, Theodore McCarrick. He was doing a parish […]

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The Family That Prays Together Stays Together … But Why?

The phrase, “The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together” was coined by Venerable Father Patrick Peyton.* And it seems to have been received as a relatively uncontroversial assertion. But I want to ask why this works. Why does the family […]

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Remembering D-Day

They protected our freedoms; now it is our turn. Yesterday, June 6, 2021, marked 77 years since the D-Day Invasion at Normandy. As memories of that fateful day dim, we must take steps to remember. We have a duty to […]

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Catholic Music: Revisiting The Unanswered Question

Can there still be an unanswered question in the great competition of metaphysical ideals? It may be that we are currently living in an era where clarity is available amongst the confusion of the questions of the modern and postmodern […]

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Let’s Clear the Air

The past week has really been a wild ride. Last Tuesday, feeling I desperately needed to get some things off my chest, I published “Against Crippled Religion” at my tiny little Substack page, where I have been doing my more […]

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Book Review: Deadly Indifference: How the Church Lost Her Mission, and How We Can Reclaim It

Deadly Indifference: How the Church Lost Her Mission, and How We Can Reclaim It (Amazon; Sophia Press) Eric Sammons Crisis Publications 304 pages $18.95 Paperback; $9.99 eBook “Just shut up and stick to reviewing the book,” I remind myself while […]

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Memorial Day – Heroes and Prayers

Today is Memorial Day. Today, Americans will honor and remember patriots who lost their lives fighting for freedoms we hold dear.  Other nations honor their heroes in a similar way. In my family, we experienced Memorial Day through the eyes […]

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St. Joan of Arc

590 years ago, on May 30, 1431, a young French saint died at the age of 19, The Maid of Orleans, that is, virgin, as she is called by all and Friedrich Schiller in his homonyms drama of 1801: Joan […]

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