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“If you wish, you can make me clean”

With Lent right around the corner, the talk of the (Catholic) town has centered on what to do or give up for Lent. I have always felt a bit uncomfortable with this whole concern with doing things for Lent or giving things up. It seems at times like people lose sight of what really matters. […]

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Holy Worship

Mass was wonderful this week. Sometimes, to be honest, it’s not. Sometimes I’m tired, agitated, and lukewarm. I get distracted easily. I lose focus. My mind wanders. Sometimes I just want to be entertained by a riveting sermon, flashy lights and captivating music. It’s a big transition from Sundays in evangelical Protestantism to Sundays in […]

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On the Mass

One of the few nice things about our current era is how, despite its explicit rejection of family, religious, and political traditions, the realities these traditions so jealously guarded continue to be objects of desire for everyone. All still want to fall in love, experience the transcendent, and live a fulfilled life. Loyalty, duty, courage, […]

I mean, just look at him!

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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