Charismatics in Context

“Certain signs point to a weakening in the sense of mystery in those very liturgical celebrations that should be fostering that sense. It is, therefore,

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Simon Says & Christ’s Supper

“Eh, Bart, I’m glad you had fun, but I wouldn’t get too into that Catholic Church. With all the sitting and standing and kneeling, it’s

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Columnists
Matthew Olson

Minding the Monarchical Church

The Church functions within a monarchical structure – this is important to remember. In addition to this, though, Her system applies to operations in the

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Columnists
Matthew Olson

Why I Hate “Faith Alone”

Expounding on the importance of our actions for salvation is, I suppose, my primary “thing.” I have been in so many informal debates over the

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Columnists
Matthew Olson

8 Great Christian Songs

Here are 8 great Christian songs. (The links lead to the corresponding audio via YouTube.) 1. Hail, Holy Queen. This is, by far, my favorite

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Religion
Matthew Olson

Valuing All of the Facets of Life

Earlier today, I watched “Hello Herman,” a movie that explores the subject of school shootings in an interesting format. The film taught me nothing that

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Let’s Talk Discipline

Disciplines, hair shirts, cilices – all things of the past? Perhaps not. Most people are afraid to talk about the subject of corporal mortification. Some

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Why I Love Incense

I love incense. In fact, I love it a lot, and I think it should be used in far more parishes far more frequently. The

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