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Converted in 2007—the greatest day of my life—by the miracle of EWTN. Off the drink and drugs for 17 years—by the grace of God. Bible Study group leader and guitar player 5 years. RCIA assistant leader 2 years. Former atheist and then a crystal-gazing New Ager. Former musician (guitar) raised in Indiana, now I use the big bucks I make writing Catholic blogs to finance my dream of driving a cab in New York City.

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The Catholic Pivotal Players Are an Antidote to Our Vitriol

June 29, AD2017 3 Comments
The Catholic Pivotal Players Are an Antidote to Our Vitriol

Watching Bishop Robert Barron’s new series Catholicism: The Pivotal Players which focuses on the Saints can be an antidote to the poison that is sometimes in our culture. The wise people at a local parish, St. Ann’s in Flushing, Queens, had the stroke of genius to show it recently. I and many of the other viewers […]

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Life Trumps Death, Always

November 2, AD2016 11 Comments
Life Trumps Death, Always

I drive a cab in New York City, and when I am in the East Village, I stop in front of the Margaret Sanger Center, operated by Planned Parenthood. I sprinkle some Holy Water on the pavement and say a prayer for life, and to stop the killing of the unborn, of all people. I […]

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The Master of Conflict in Film: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

October 6, AD2016 15 Comments
The Master of Conflict in Film: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

Do you ever wonder how our world has gotten so upside down in just the last few years? Men in girls’ bathrooms, same-sex “marriage,” racial strife, political correctness, rampant abortion, divorce and promiscuity, hatred of religious ideas, and of America itself? One of the reasons is very old. You might be surprised to learn that […]

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Take Chesterton’s “Way of Wonder” to Jesus

August 29, AD2016 8 Comments
Take Chesterton’s “Way of Wonder” to Jesus

A great writer changes my life. G.K. Chesterton converted me (through Grace) to the Catholic Faith. Dale Ahlquist’s new book Way of Wonder: Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton is a masterful collection of rare quotes and excerpts from this titan of English literature. The chapter titles of his new book are not subjects we encounter much […]

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Planned Parenthood Videos Haunted Me–Still Do

July 3, AD2016 8 Comments
Planned Parenthood Videos Haunted Me–Still Do

When I first saw The Center for Medical Progress‘ Planned Parenthood videos one year ago this week, I was nauseated. I turned away again and again, saying, “Oh my God!” I didn’t want to see any more, but I forced myself to watch. There are some things a man just has to do, such as […]

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“I Ain’t Much, Baby—But I’m All I’ve Got”

March 30, AD2016 4 Comments
“I Ain’t Much, Baby—But I’m All I’ve Got”

Don’t be so certain you’ll never change. When I was in college the one thing I was absolutely sure of was that I would always be into sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. And, for me, atheism. The booze and drugs led to disaster after disaster, heartache after heartache, and finally catastrophe. I came close […]

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Exorcism Prayer Brings Results

February 29, AD2016 32 Comments
Exorcism Prayer Brings Results

 I was having a bit of a conflict with a cashier at work. We always banter back at forth, joking, sometimes kidding each other, but he sometimes says hostile things such as, “Cabdrivers are stupid” or,“You think you’re an expert mechanic; you don’t know anything.” I had oscillated from trying to befriend him to ignoring […]

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Cabbie Finds Radiant Hearts During MFL Week in NYC

February 10, AD2016 3 Comments
Cabbie Finds Radiant Hearts During  MFL Week in NYC

New York City, like any other big city, can get a bad rap if you only watch the news.  The news anchor would have you believe all New Yorkers do is shoot and rob each other, run over pedestrians and bicyclists with cars and buses, or get away with more unconscionable greed on Wall Street, […]

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Planned Parenthood Doctor: “I Really Liked Babies, Believe It or Not.”

November 12, AD2015 6 Comments
Planned Parenthood Doctor: “I Really Liked Babies, Believe It or Not.”

It’s so easy to condemn the abortionists and executives at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics, but as Catholic Christians can we see them as people like us; fellow human beings who are made in the image and likeness of God, but are fallen? People who have made and continue to make bad choices along […]

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Chesterton: The War of the Gods and Demons

October 15, AD2015 6 Comments
Chesterton: The War of the Gods and Demons

The wars between ancient Rome and Carthage 264 BC to 146 BC, still have significance today because they molded the face of Europe. They also tell a story of a people seemingly defeated and in ruin who still managed to triumph. The three Punic Wars (from Latin pūnicus) were named for the people of Carthage […]

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Pope Francis: 80,000 Modestly Dressed Swarm Central Park

October 1, AD2015 2 Comments
Pope Francis: 80,000 Modestly Dressed Swarm Central Park

    As I stood waiting for Pope Francis and observing the crowd around me, I could just image the headline: “80,000 Modestly Dressed Swarm Central Park!” But that is exactly the first thought that entered my mind as I waited in line for three hours to see Pope Francis. The crowd’s attire was a […]

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A Few Questions for Planned Parenthood…and Ourselves

August 22, AD2015 4 Comments
A Few Questions for Planned Parenthood…and Ourselves

The seven undercover videos of a behind-the-scenes look at Planned Parenthood that have recently been released by the Center for Medical Progress have sickened many of us. I just shudder every time I think of those images of human babies lying strewn out in a “pie dish,” as they call the specimen trays, cut up […]

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Same-Sex “Marriage”: The Victims. The Children.

July 28, AD2015 40 Comments
Same-Sex “Marriage”: The Victims. The Children.

The Supreme Court ruling on same-sex “marriage” settled the legal question, but the debates go on regarding the social and moral   ramifications. How do supporters of traditional marriage change the hearts and minds of people that support same-sex unions? The argument for tradition doesn’t hold much sway with secularists who place little value on […]

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Why Do You Remain Catholic?

June 27, AD2015 53 Comments
Why Do You Remain Catholic?

Eight years ago now, I converted to Catholicism, because I found the Truth, and when you find that you don’t need to search any further for lesser truths. Today, I just want to dig deeper and deeper into that Truth –  to learn the teachings of the Catholic Church, to read her writers both ancient and […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: An Open Letter to Justice Kennedy

June 11, AD2015 56 Comments
Same-Sex Marriage: An Open Letter to Justice Kennedy

Dear Justice Kennedy: #SCOTUS Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science, says, “Most people who support same-sex ‘marriage,’ including many gays, do so for benevolent reasons. They believe that it is an issue of ‘equality’ and a new ‘freedom for a group of people.’” They are not haters, nor crazy, and they have no desire […]

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A Joyful Outing That I Almost Wrecked

May 29, AD2015 0 Comments
A Joyful Outing That I Almost Wrecked

  My friends from church had planned a great outing to the park, peddling a four-seat surrey around the lake. However,  the whole thing almost didn’t come off, because of a joke taken the wrong way. Two weeks before my friend, “Angela” (not her real name), texted me, asking if I had received a photo […]

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Chesterton Quotes For the Supreme Court

May 4, AD2015 129 Comments
Chesterton Quotes For the Supreme Court

I just can’t help thinking that some of G.K. Chesterton’s ideas could greatly help our Supreme Court Justices as they ponder the question of so-called same-sex “marriage” these next few weeks. The giant of English Letters (1874-1936), who converted to the Catholic Faith in 1922, always defended marriage and the family, the home, the Faith, […]

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Movie Review: Do You Believe?

March 26, AD2015 3 Comments
Movie Review: Do You Believe?

If a poor old man approached you, dragging a seven-foot cross, and asked, “Do you believe?”  – what would you say? What would you think? Recently, I saw the movie Do You Believe? that poses the same question to the viewer. We all say we have faith, but how many of us actually live that […]

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A Priest’s Journey: Depression and Suicide

March 11, AD2015 14 Comments
A Priest’s Journey:  Depression and Suicide

I like stories. Whether it’s a program on EWTN, or a homily, or an article, I like the saga of how some Catholic figure dealt with a challenge. It could be a story about converting the barbarians, or some primitive people, or of a modern man being thrown into prison while facing a seemingly impossible situation. Regardless, I will remember […]

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Have Yourself an Adoring Little New Year

January 10, AD2015 4 Comments
Have Yourself an Adoring Little New Year

It would be beneficial throughout this new year for us to spend more time in adoration. Not just because the Lord asks us to do so, but because we receive unexplained benefits that strengthen our faith and our purpose. Saint John Vianney loved to tell the story of the farmer who stopped into church every […]

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