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We Need the Voice of St. John Paul II

April 17, AD 2017 0 Comments
We Need the Voice of St. John Paul II

We need the voice of St. John Paul II in this day of superficiality, where we seem to care about how things look more than how they actually are, we experience the breakdown of the human person to the point of public approval of the objectification of men and women as a form of entertainment, and […]

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Safe Spaces and Special Little Snowflakes

December 14, AD 2016 3 Comments
Safe Spaces and Special Little Snowflakes

There is a lot of talk these days in the post-election fracas about “safe spaces.” Most of the talk I have heard comes from conservative sources and some is decidedly mocking, but you don’t have to look very hard to find a quite serious and sober definition and defense of the safe space concept. (I suppose […]

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Identity Lies & Where Your Identity Lies

May 17, AD 2016 1 Comment
Identity Lies & Where Your Identity Lies

“We’ve got a stranglehold on being “us”, because we’re afraid of losing ourselves in the swarm; but the problem with a stranglehold is that, eventually, what we’re holding gets….strangled.”

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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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The Trouble with Transhumanism

June 23, AD 2015 7 Comments
The Trouble with Transhumanism

Transhumanism is a desperate belief system that grasps at technological straws. But the raw desperation in that grasping has the potential–like all Utopian movements–to unleash violently destructive forces. Caveat emptor.” (Wesley J. Smith). There are a number of pressing issues in the broad realm of bioethics. Abortion may well be the biggest bone of contention […]

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Can I Employ Someone as a Doormat?

September 21, AD 2013 7 Comments
Can I Employ Someone as a Doormat?

Have you ever walked through the city and seen those people holding signs advertising something? They can be found on busy street corners or open air shopping malls. Their signs point the way to a restaurant lunch deal, the nearest bottle shop or cheap parking. You might have similarly seen someone outside a pizza shop […]

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Christian, Remember Your Dignity and the Dignity of all Human Life!

December 27, AD 2012 3 Comments
Christian, Remember Your Dignity and the Dignity of all Human Life!

Happy third day of Christmas! While the rest of the world moves on from the holiday, for Catholics, the Christmas season has only just begun. I love this passage from a sermon by St. Leo the Great that is part of the Office of Readings every Christmas: “Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us […]

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