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A Question about Marriage

The Answer: Hi Danne, Part of the reason this question is tough is that there are a few kinds of marriage mentioned in scripture (at least 3 or 4), though there is really only 2. The for kinds are: 1) Natural Marriage – From the beginning, one man and one woman, each possessing half of […]

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Restoring Love: One Man’s Antidote to Pornography

I’ve been cautiously encouraged by some recent posts on GirlsAskGuys (I’ve mentioned them before).  In the last few weeks, I’ve seen an upsurge in posts about pornography.  Two were from male users asking how to stop.  One even identified himself as an atheist. It’s not enough to simply point out the harm that porn can […]

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A Confession Reflection for the Season that is Lenten

I spoke in my previous entry about Pope Francis’ enthusiasm for the Sacrament of Confession.  According to Catholic Radio, he decided to pursue his vocation to the priesthood while attending Confession. The majority of Catholics rarely, if ever attend Confession, a sacrament about which I am very passionate.  In a shared objection with non-Catholics, many disagree […]

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Pope Francis: Year in Review

In a time when the Catholic Church is under seemingly constant attack from a secular world that denounces her as irrelevant and out of touch and that also seems to suffer from internal disconnect, I can think of few people more vital today than Pope Francis. Where credit is due We needed Popes John Paul […]

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Shrovetide and The International Pancake Day Race!

The day before Ash Wednesday has many different names and traditions, to include Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras.  However, there is one fairly recent pre-Ash Wednesday tradition that actually takes place right here in Kansas.  It began in England with the observation of Shrove Tuesday.  This tradition is what we know today as the International Pancake […]

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Did you hear what Francis just said!?

  Sometimes HUMOR is the best solution.  From Jason Bach. (Click the image to enlarge)

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Gutenberg’s Contraption And The Nostrum of Sola Scriptura

At the end of the 15th century, mankind was hit with an invention that did more to shape culture, life and education over the next 500 years than any advancement prior, and arguably more than all other advancements combined. The printing press made the dissemination of information quick and easy, and relatively cheap. Book after […]

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So Long As They’re Dead…

Francis J. Beckwith describes the process of being invited, and then dis-invited, to write a piece in honor of a distinguished academic and evangelical friend for festschrift, which was being compiled by some folks in conjunction with the appropriately named Moody Publishers. Several days later, however, the editors informed me that the publisher had forced them […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Suits and Menswear

Because There Are Some Things Guys Just Need To Know… With this entry, I’m taking a break from my usual commentaries and giving some very simple and practical advice to my half of the population.  Given all the fashion faux paxs and interesting choices of attire at Mass I’ve seen, I’ve come to learn one […]

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All Hallow’s Eve: A Halloween Manifesto

There have been a few divisive camps among Catholics as to how best to celebrate Halloween. Some let their kids dress up as ghouls and ghosts, seeing no harm in it. Some view it as a way to “laugh at the devil” and the power of death.  We have a desire to encounter the frightening, but in […]

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Q: Does God Want Only A Contrite Heart?

A reader asks: I . . . came across the daily readings. They seem to contradict themselves. . . . Hosea 6:1-6: The last couple versus are, “what am I to do with you, Ephraim? What am I to do with you, Judah? For your love is like morning mist, like the dew the quickly […]

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