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The Blessing of Catholic Friends

July 6, AD2017 9 Comments
The Blessing of Catholic Friends

Some of my most treasured friendships are with people who have significant differences in worldview from me in a variety of ways. I have friends from all sorts of different backgrounds. And I appreciate them all. I have friends I can laugh with, friends I can count on for a relaxing evening out, friends whose […]

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A Masculine View from the Pew

December 3, AD2015 81 Comments
A Masculine View from the Pew

There are constant reports about how attendance at Mass continues to fall, and how this is mainly due to the disinterest of men. In one of the churches I attend, Sunday Mass attendance has fallen from over 6,000/Sunday in the 1980’s to about 4,000 today. The purpose of this article is address some of the […]

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Joining the Fellowship: Catholic Lessons from Tolkien

May 4, AD2015 2 Comments
Joining the Fellowship: Catholic Lessons from Tolkien

Ragged stuffed animal and hidden depression as my constant companions, I discovered J.R.R. Tolkien during my awkward preteen years. My father, although never an enthusiastic reader, had finished narrating the golden purrings of Aslan, constant mutterings of Puddleglum, and gallant chirpings of Reepicheep in The Chronicles of Narnia. My two sisters and I gathered around […]

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Thankful: My Catholic Family

November 26, AD2014 3 Comments
Thankful: My Catholic Family

You know you’re in your home parish when even though you’ve been away for a long time, the minute you walk in they put you to work. That’s what happened to me recently as I returned to the Bible study class at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Queens. I had been away for nearly […]

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