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The Third Option

March 26, AD 2016 3 Comments
The Third Option

The other night, as I was leaving the St. Joseph Cathedral having attended the Chrism Mass, I saw a homeless woman sitting on the steps to the Cathedral’s parking lot. Everyone kept walking past her as if she didn’t exist, as if they didn’t see her. Everyone. We had all just celebrated the Mass and yet […]

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Risen Movie Review: A Jerusalem X-File

February 29, AD 2016 0 Comments
Risen Movie Review: A Jerusalem X-File

Every Lent and Easter brings up movie adaptations of Jesus’ life, and this year’s new installment is Risen, produced by Sony’s Affirm Films faith-based division. Recently I was able to attend a premiere screening of Risen at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. A roundtable discussion afterwards with the star, […]

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Detachment

January 5, AD 2016 1 Comment
Detachment

  I recently attended a live performance of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The cast did an excellent job portraying the well known tale in a new and creative way while remaining diligently faithful to the book. This fidelity to the authentic work allowed for the original themes, the ones that Dickens intended to […]

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Forget Islam – Christianity Is Violent

December 21, AD 2015 13 Comments
Forget Islam – Christianity Is Violent

Following the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, we are once again embroiled in the perennial question of whether or not Islam is a religion of violence or a religion of peace. The question is often posed as if other world religions are more passive, even pacifist, and do not pose the kind of existential threat […]

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Our Misguided Obsession with Islam's Perspicuity

November 27, AD 2015 18 Comments
Our Misguided Obsession with Islam's Perspicuity

In the wake of the Paris attacks, voices across the West are once again debating whether or not Islam is an inherently violent religion.  One side, represented by Muslims, Western Islamic scholars, and political liberals, argues, to quote Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, that Islam is peaceful and has “nothing to do with  terrorism.” The […]

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Charity for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

November 1, AD 2013 2 Comments
Charity for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

We ran this lovely guest column from Jessamine last year on All Saints Day. Here it is again. Several years back, I ordered some green scapulars from a Catholic apostolate. Upon reception of the package, not only the green scapulars were in the envelope, but a booklet came with it. I was pretty sure I didn’t order […]

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Pabst Blue Ribbon and Other Good Things I Plan on Enjoying in Heaven

July 12, AD 2013 18 Comments
Pabst Blue Ribbon and Other Good Things I Plan on Enjoying in Heaven

This is a guest post by Greg Hurst, a MA Theology student at Providence College in Providence, RI. Follow him @gchurst. Christianity that is not entirely and altogether eschatology has entirely and altogether nothing to do with Christ. – Barth Karl Barth wrote those words some 80 years ago, and judging by this criterion, I’m […]

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A Journey Begins: Baptism

April 14, AD 2013 0 Comments
A Journey Begins: Baptism

The Easter season always gives me a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. Not only is the Catholic celebration of Jesus’ resurrection a central component of our faith, but the Easter season also brings with it a feeling of new life and a spiritual “fresh start”. This Easter, our son’s first, brought to mind his Baptism. […]

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Transubstantiation: A Church Divided

July 31, AD 2012 10 Comments
Transubstantiation: A Church Divided

This article written by Mike Filce was originally published on “The Devout Life,” a blog by Mindy Goorchenko. Reprinted with permission. A Church Divided We are a church divided. And though it is a division that goes unspoken and unseen, it is one that tears at the very heart of our Faith. This is not a division over […]

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How to Wear a Mantilla

July 2, AD 2012 13 Comments
How to Wear a Mantilla

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Look at Him

June 6, AD 2012 1 Comment
Look at Him

Guest post by Anthony Federico, as we prepare for the Feast of Corpus Christi It’s a single sentence from a popular television show that I never got into. The one with the four geniuses and the beautiful blonde. I’m not a TV critic. I have no opinion on whether or not you should watch the […]

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Margeaux Tells Her Story: The Catholic Teen That Took a Stand for Religious Freedom

June 4, AD 2012 11 Comments
Margeaux Tells Her Story: The Catholic Teen That Took a Stand for Religious Freedom

Guest post by Margeaux Graham, the Catholic teen who refused to miss Mass for a rare academic honor Desire, doubt, honor, excitement, shock, and disappointment are the emotions preceding discrimination in the modern world. I have felt all of these towards a very unsuspecting organization, the Florida Girls State program sponsored by the American Legion […]

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Teen Girls Need Real Love – A Talk About Chastity

June 2, AD 2012 9 Comments
Teen Girls Need Real Love – A Talk About Chastity

Guest post by Rebecca Frech at the award-winning blog, Shoved to Them   Chastity and the Teen Girl Some time ago, Jennifer Fitz asked LarryD from Acts of the Apostasy all about chastity and teenage boys: So here’s a two-part question I still need you guys to answer for me: How should a boy deal with […]

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Teen Boys Never Wake Alone – A Talk About Chastity

June 2, AD 2012 24 Comments
Teen Boys Never Wake Alone – A Talk About Chastity

Guest post by LarryD at the award-winning blog, Acts of the Apostasy Some time ago, Jennifer Fitz had to go and get all questioning about chastity and teen boys: So here’s a two-part question I still need you guys to answer for me: How should a boy deal with the, shall we say, overwhelming physical urges, […]

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Margeaux’s Stand: Catholic Teen Defends Her Right to Attend Mass

May 28, AD 2012 5 Comments
Margeaux’s Stand: Catholic Teen Defends Her Right to Attend Mass

“The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.” Well? While the nation discusses […]

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