Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Holy Communion and the Catholic-in-Chief

A Catholic in the White House requires a serious conversation about all things Catholic and American. Continue reading

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Re-Ordering the Disorder of June

The humble heart of Jesus allows us to grasp just how proud we really are. Continue reading

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Between “Catholic Amish” and “Catholic Lite”

Secular Catholics need to be less secular, and observant Catholics must not avoid getting their hands dirty in the real world. Continue reading

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Palm Sunday and Desiring the Donkey

The Church’s power does not come from anything on this earth. Continue reading

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On Respecting Human Life

As we cross into October, we again find ourselves observing Respect Life Sunday in this country. In this contentious election year, and in the context of another heated national conversation over the nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice, the … Continue reading

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In Data We Trust: Covid and the Limits of Control

When control is disguised as charity, and our authorities become dehumanizing. Continue reading

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Covid Red and Covid Blue: Observations From A Local Catholic Pastor

Even Viruses Can Have Colors Continue reading

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Civil Rights and Wrongs: America in the Wake of Bostock

The Court has once again decreed who is and is not free, but not in the manner it first appears. Continue reading

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Our Very Authentic 2020 Easter

Below is my bulletin column for Easter Sunday, 2020:  A Blessed and Joyous Easter to all of you! We are of course all very accustomed to typical Easter routines and rituals that are painfully and strangely absent this year.  There … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: De-throning Corona

  Here, a few days in advance, is my parish bulletin column for Palm Sunday. Start scouting out now the best branches in your yard in preparation for our great feast.  Dear Friends at Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish and … Continue reading

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