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Perhaps we should all just be Anglican…..

During the Synod on the Family which has now concluded, the painful situation of offering or withholding communion from those who are divorced and remarried is on the table. As progressive as we would all like to think we are, this is not a new issue. Anyone out in the audience ever heard of St. […]

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St. Therese, My Beautiful Sister

IT’S THE FEAST OF SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX! Can you tell that I’m excited? Therese is my sweet sister and closest friend. She has led me close to the heart of Christ and has stayed by my side through every joy and trial. Today is her feast day and the day I get to shamelessly […]

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The Song of Bernadette: A Second Look at a Catholic Classic

Those who know me know that I am a devotee of old films, particularly those from the 1940s and ’50s. As such, I am often to be found cruising digital TV channels such as GetTV and Movies! which air the old classics (with commercial interruptions, alas). This past week I was surprised to catch the […]

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To Change the World

The question that always burns: why do bad things, evil things happen? Well, we’re in a world where people make bad, evil choices, and where other people do nothing about it. This is a truth. Yet, we’re also in a world where people deny themselves to love others every single day. That is the truth. This […]

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The Third Man: St. Raymond of Penafort

When you think about early luminaries of the Dominican order (the great intellectual and preaching order founded by St. Dominic in 1216), the giant names of St. Albert the Great and St. Thomas Aquinas leap to mind.  But a third figure, St. Raymond of Penafort (c.1175-1275), whose feast day we observe this month, is also well worth […]

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