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Cardinal Burke and the Masculine Genius

Cardinal Raymond Burke, the popular and much admired American prelate, gave an interview recently about what he views as a crisis facing men in the Church.  Burke locates the origins of the crisis in 1960s radical feminism, the influence of which induced the Church to downplay masculinity and the unique role and vocation of men.  As a […]

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Finding My Vocation on the March for Life

Photo, above: Outside the Supreme Court building with fellow seminarian Chris Green (right).   WASHINGTON, DC – Just for fun, I am writing an article at the March for Life!  I am currently at Verizon Center, watching the youth rally which precedes the “#Mass4Life” and the March itself.  It’s a great time, as always!  Thousands […]

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Star Wars Vocation: Did the Jedi Lead Me to Seminary?

Did watching Star Wars as a kid make me want to become a priest?  Yes it did, at least indirectly. Of course, watching Star Wars made me want to try lots of things.  For example, I once attempted to “use the Force” to telekinetically lift an object in the back yard – just to be […]

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Why Should I Be Celibate?

“Don’t you want a wife and kids?” This is the question I’m asked most often about being a seminarian studying for the priesthood. My answer is yes, I very much want a wife and kids. I want a family just a much as, if not more than, every other guy my age. Then why would […]

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