The Catechist Pope

I was planning to write a post today about intellectual virtue, but that plan was postponed when I received word that Pope Benedict XVI had

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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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Maybe It Does Take a Village.

I’ve been paging through Hillary Clinton’s It Takes a Village, and, to my surprise, agreeing with much of it. I’ve heard so many of my

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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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Sundance Films, Utah, and Porn

NPR recently covered a kerfuffle going on in Utah.  It seems that an intolerant guy named Derek Monson suggested in an article that the State of Utah

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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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Can Non-Catholics be Saved?

The short answer is yes. Non-Catholics and non-Christians can be saved. The Catechism of the Catholic Church sums it up this way: 1260 Every man

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Always Be Catholic

(First of all, thank you to Stacy, Chelsea & Tito for inviting me to be part of CatholicStand.  I\’m honored and humbled to be included

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Prelude to Love

I have one teen-aged daughter who would love to be a cynic, but is wise enough to know she shouldn\’t be. Occasionally though, she has

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The Nature of Mystery

Most of us love a good mystery. PBS has issued “spoiler alerts” this week for their popular series Downtown Abbey. The younger generation has taken

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The Age of Apathy

I was born in the late 1980s. I\’m too young for wars, civil right movements and the Age of Aquarius. The Cold War and the

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