Sacraments

Mary, Icon of the Holy Spirit by Deacon Antonio

In his Last Supper discourse Jesus told his apostles, “If you know me you will also know my Father.  From now on you do know him and have seen him.  Philip said to him, ‘Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us’.  Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you …

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On Condoms and Confession

Many of the pro-abstinence, anti-contraception types (mostly Catholics) will say that the “Don’t have sex, but if you do, use contraception” approach to reducing teen pregnancy is inherently flawed. They’ll say that the approach sets expectations low, and that it effectively says “Don’t have sex – but if you do, it’s okay.” Of course, many …

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The Art of Over and Over Again

The curly-haired woman with the bright orange shirt looks up, gently plays a chord on her guitar, and for the third time this morning, kills a little piece of my soul. Ooooohhhhhhhh Suuuuusssssaaannnnaaaa!!! Doooonnncha cryyy foooorrrr mmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Children’s singers are absolutely merciless. And I dislike, nay, I detest, this video. My little boy, Arthur, is entranced. …

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Concerning the Separation of Church and State: Civil Unions Edition.

Every once in a while, tiny thoughts pop through my brain and I wonder if I’m not quite mad. The most insignificant thing in the world will set it off. A smile, or a blink, or for that matter a slightly extended silence. And there there are the times when something quite loud and significant …

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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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