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800 Years of Magna Carta

June 18, AD2015 0 Comments
800 Years of Magna Carta

At Runnymede, at Runnymede, What say the reeds at Runnymede? The lissom reeds that give and take, That bend so far, but never break, They keep the sleepy Thames awake With tales of John at Runnymede. At Runnymede, at Runnymede, Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede: ‘You musn’t sell, delay, deny, A freeman’s right or […]

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A Catholic Version of Success

June 17, AD2015 2 Comments
A Catholic Version of Success

If you were given the choice between worldly success, or failure, what would you choose? Oh, and if you choose success, it would lead you away from God while failure would draw you closer to him? Your choice? You want to bargain, don’t you? I want success and I promise to stay close to God. […]

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Technology And Temperance

June 17, AD2015 0 Comments
Technology And Temperance

During his recent visit to Sarajevo, Pope Francis spoke with youth about the potential effects associated with their use of technology. The Pope, who has become well known for placing aside prepared speeches in an effort to express a more candid side, chose to entertain questions from his audience instead. His responses offer encouragement to […]

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How Catholic Women Entrepreneurs Change the World

June 17, AD2015 0 Comments
How Catholic Women Entrepreneurs Change the World

Catholic women entrepreneurs may not feel it some days, but they are leading the new world paradigm. In what way? As Catholic women entrepreneur, they trail-blaze the feminine path to freedom, flexibility, and financial resources. But oftentimes, they do not recognize their key role in a worldwide movement. Marxists and communists promoted disconnection between children […]

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Staying Catholic: “Lord, to Whom Shall I Go?”

June 16, AD2015 13 Comments
Staying Catholic: “Lord, to Whom Shall I Go?”

The Pew Research Center released a report, America’s Changing Religious Landscape, documenting the precipitous decline in the number of Americans who identify as Christian. The study highlights the large number of American Catholics who have left the Church for other religious denominations. This story, coupled with the recent defection of Canadian author Michael Coren from […]

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Keep Calm and Rely on Sound Doctrine

June 15, AD2015 2 Comments
Keep Calm and Rely on Sound Doctrine

The times, they are a-changin’. It can arguably be said that we are in a moral crisis mode unequalled in history. Certainly, there have been depraved and godless societies before us – even to the extent of the sexual perversion and idolatry of riches (and power) rampant today. But what we haven’t seen in times […]

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A Good Man’s Happy Death

June 13, AD2015 16 Comments
A Good Man’s Happy Death

Just over 2 months ago, my father, Donald Leroy Evans, journeyed into eternity. I wrote elsewhere recently about my own experience with him, bridging chasms we once had, due in large part to my SSA (same sex attraction) struggles and the closeness we later shared in the last number of years since my return to […]

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Our Children Deserve the Truth

June 12, AD2015 36 Comments
Our Children Deserve the Truth

The sun is shining this morning, here and now. That is an objective truth. The sky is completely blue and that giant ball of light is in the sky, causing shadows to appear behind various objects.  Even if some cannot see it shining, or if one asserted that the sun is really NOT shining, it […]

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Remembering Paul Coakley

June 12, AD2015 3 Comments
Remembering Paul Coakley

A friend of mine from college named Paul Coakley recently passed away. His death has had a tremendous impact on my life and in the lives of countless others. I would like to write a tribute to the man and the legacy that he leaves behind. The first notable encounter I had with Paul Coakley […]

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Why Do I Remain Catholic?

June 12, AD2015 0 Comments
Why Do I Remain Catholic?

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life. I received this writing prompt while I was visiting with my grandkids, ages 6 and 4. I was in the presence of children full of life and love and innocence and wonder. My first reaction to the question was “what else could […]

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Attitude Changes Everything

June 12, AD2015 1 Comment
Attitude Changes Everything

Go into any fitness wear store, and you are guaranteed to see multiple t-shirts and posters advertising the importance of a good attitude when trying to achieve a goal. “Attitude changes everything,” and “Success is 80% attitude, 20% hard work,” are a couple of examples of popular motivational phrases, meant to help athletes and fitness […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: An Open Letter to Justice Kennedy

June 11, AD2015 42 Comments
Same-Sex Marriage: An Open Letter to Justice Kennedy

Dear Justice Kennedy: 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 to […]

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When You Need to “Love Yourself”

June 11, AD2015 2 Comments
When You Need to “Love Yourself”

Of the types of most-frequently-shared memes are those that convey the message, “Love yourself just the way you are.” That message always makes me squirm. Which part of “the way we are” are we supposed to love? The way we feel? The bad habits that we enjoy? Love our sins? These words about love are […]

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How to Hold a Deathbed Vigil

June 11, AD2015 6 Comments
How to Hold a Deathbed Vigil

Recently, I had an internet conversation with a number of fellow Catholics and one of them came to learn of a man who was dying in a Catholic Hospital. When he got close to death, a nurse called a priest who stated he was “unavailable”. The nurse was mightily upset and disappointed with him, but still […]

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How to Bury Your Baby After a Miscarriage

June 10, AD2015 12 Comments
How to Bury Your Baby After a Miscarriage

The loss of a child is a nightmare for every parent. In the first few hours and days of grief and shock, it’s hard to know what to do. It’s especially hard when the loss occurs in early pregnancy, since our culture isn’t accustomed to treating unborn babies as human beings — and this happens […]

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The Gift of Sacrifice

June 10, AD2015 1 Comment
The Gift of Sacrifice

As you read this, I am in Cincinnati on a mission trip with our parish youth group. Each year we travel somewhere to help spread God’s Gospel through our words and actions. We strive to put what we teach into meaningful experiences both for our teens and for those we help. This year we are working […]

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Corpus Christi: Do You Believe?

June 8, AD2015 8 Comments
Corpus Christi: Do You Believe?

Do you remember the old advertising slogan “Is it live? Or is it Memorex?” Christians the world over sort of ask a similar set of questions. And their answers are equally confused. Is the Eucharist the “Real Presence?” Does the bread genuinely become the Body of Christ and the wine become the Blood of Christ? […]

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