The Day That God Was Dead

Friedrich Nietzsche famously once said that God is dead. Today, we remember the one day in history when he was right. Yesterday, Good Friday, we

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A New Stripping of the Altars?

After the recent discovery by five Supreme Court justices of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, the self-described forces of love, tolerance, and acceptance have taken

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Mary Meets Eve

My wife owns one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. I describe it so not only for the aesthetic pleasure it gives, but

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baby, prolife, pro-life, family, marriage

Thoughts from a New Daddy

My Christmas present to my wife this last year was a glider, which provides all the comfort of a recliner with the smooth rhythmic motion

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Autonomy Misunderstood

At present in California the state legislature is considering a bill that would legalize assisted suicide. Similar bills have been introduced in several other states,

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God’s Scars

We all know quite well the “Doubting Thomas” story, in which the risen Jesus appears to the apostles sans Thomas, and the skeptical (or grief-stricken)

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Awaiting Christ the King

This coming Sunday is a feast with one of the most epic names of any liturgical commemoration: the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King

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Thoughts from a New Momma

Just over two months ago, I was joined in sacramental union to my beautiful bride, and before the ink had even dried on our marriage certificate,

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How Not to Run an Experiment

A study published in the journal Cognitive Science has led its authors to the conclusion that children “exposed” to religious ideas have greater difficulty discerning fact from

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Baby-Stepping to Holiness

One of my wife’s and my favorite movies is What about Bob? In this early-90s comedy, Richard Dreyfuss plays Dr. Leo Marvin, a psychiatrist who has just

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