Category Archives: Roman Catholicism

Anecdotes and trends

One man in my parish is very frugal and doesn’t even own a car. He usually gets a ride to our rural church from someone else in the parish. But a few weeks ago, he had to hire a Lyft, … Continue reading

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Trade-offs of pluralism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French finally faced off live at Catholic University of America Thursday evening, moderated by Ross Douthat. In debating terms, it was no contest: French cleaned up. In fairness to Ahmari, his wife had a child on … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Evangelicalism, free speech, liberalism, lifeworks, Pluralism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism

Weaponizing History

AOC, argumenta ad Hitlerum, and betting the farm on provocativeness. Continue reading

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Inviting Jesus into her heart

Today, both Latin (Roman Catholic) and Greek (Orthodox) Christians remember the falling asleep of the Mother of God. Using some of the terminology from our revivalist friends, Mary became the very first to accept Jesus as her personal Lord and … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, lifeworks, Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism

An open letter to Josh Harris, seeker

Dear Josh: I hope I can call you Josh, though we’ve never met and I was way too old in the 90s to get caught up in “purity culture.” (Heck, even my son was a bit too old.) What I … Continue reading

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James Carroll’s faerie tale

  Christianity was very different at the beginning. The first reference to the Jesus movement in a nonbiblical source comes from the Jewish Roman historian Flavius Josephus, writing around the same time that the Gospels were taking form. Josephus described … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, History, Roman Catholicism

To build anew

I haven’t been closely following the story of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral fire for reasons at least partly alluded to in my more casual blog: There’s so much chaos and tourism associated with Notre Dame that my experience … Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, lifeworks, Roman Catholicism

Clippings & Comment, 2/9/19

A little scat with big band, Adidas stumbles, corporate oppression passes government oppression, and more. Continue reading

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Clippings from 1/27/19

Clipped Sunday, some late. Covington is the non-story that just keeps on giving. Continue reading

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Political Potpourri 1/11/19

The Wall (not Pink Floyd), Bigotries Right and Left, plus Alexandria Oscasio Palin-Cortez Continue reading

Posted in History, Humor, Islam, liberalism, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Senate, the worst are full of passionate intensity