Prudence and Scrupulosity

The scrupulous man excels at avoiding prudence. He doesn’t want to make judgment calls for fear of being wrong, and he is (perhaps secretly) proud

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The Man in the Middle

A Reflective Fictional Story for Lent The sky is dark, as if there is an impending doom that is to be brought upon the face

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Is Christ Ugly?

Scars Last summer I heard a Priest tell this story during his homily of a time he visited a sick man in the hospital. He

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Like it\’s 1415

To the world, it\’s unsettling to imagine a man with global influence and  practical power, moving to a small room, in a house of prayer,

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Letter to Parents About Baptism

Dear Parents Who Haven’t Baptized Their Children, I’ve been speaking to your parent/grandparent/relative/friend over the past few weeks in the lead up to, and at,

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Suffering Through Mass

Sometimes bad liturgy happens to good people. That is, sometimes the faithful who desire to experience a liturgically correct Mass are denied the opportunity. What

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Moving From Fear To Faith

Since A Worrier\’s Guide To The Bible was released, I’ve been doing a lot of speaking about anxiety. As I visit various parishes, I encounter

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How to Meditate Like a Catholic

Meditation is a beautiful, yet often neglected, form of prayer and worship that deserves a special place in the spiritual lives of Catholics. The Catechism

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About Atheism and Nothing

A couple of years ago, on my blog The Impractical Catholic, I made a snarky little comment about atheists feeling unhappy that people still prefer

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Pope Resigning

  There is a report just in that Pope Benedict is resigning on February 28. VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he

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Complain Much?

Feel like ranting? Feel like complaining how hard life is? Feel like rambling about how people don\’t understand you? Feel like tearing up because people

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Being Sisyphus

Early last week, I had a rough day. I was tired of commuting, tired of working, tired of constantly feeling like I couldn\’t keep up

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