Are You Really Successful?

A politician once asked me flat out for bribery money when I clerked for a law firm in the Philippines. I played dumb, quit my

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Tradition vs. Traditionalism

The Communion song this last Sunday at the 11:30 a.m. Mass was “The Servant Song”. One might say it’s one of those Gather Hymnal songs

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One Sign in our Day

In my August 5th post, I claimed that the foundation of all human knowledge is one’s own personal experience. Further I noted that no one

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Human Touch

When you have a child, one of the popular phrases is “skin to skin contact.” Basically, as much as possible you’re supposed to hold your

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Weariness and Current Events

Upon completing Joseph Bottum\’s now notorious essay in Commonweal, several dozen snarky thoughts crossed my mind, some of which I shared elsewhere. But honestly I

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OrderWeedNess

The city I live in thinks my family has a problem with the virtue of orderliness. An inspector has just sent me an “Environmental Violation

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Thank God It’s Friday

TGIF . . . Who has not heard that expression of weekly survival signaling weekend revival? My research indicates that the expression coalesced from the popular celebrations of the completion of

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Priestly Holiness

This week, we\’ve had some great role models for priests. St. John Eudes and Pope St. Pius X, both great men of holiness, men who

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