True Stories

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Scientific fact: And to learn when science says human life begins…click here.

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Archbishop Dolan

Below Archbishop Dolan recounts a great exchange with a rather harsh critic he met in an airport. It gives a window into how your average priest is experiencing the tragedy of the sex abuse scandals. (And please read my post here for a more comprehensive response to the sexual abuse scandal in general.) By Archbishop […]

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Of Gods and Men - Catholic

I recently got to see an amazing new film about faith. It has won all kinds of awards. And it’s about some Catholic Cistercian monks. Oh and it’s based on a very recent, true story. It was excellent. It’s called “Of Gods and Men.” It’s the story of seven Cistercian monks serving in Algeria, caught […]

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arrogant snob

“Somebody who reads only newspapers and at best the books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely nearsighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without […]

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fishing and business

So many people spend their whole lives working toward things they really don’t even want. Many times we do things or work toward things just because we can. And we never stop to ask why. But with a little clarity, we find that the fulfillment of our real needs and ultimate joy in life is […]

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First Christians

One of the neat things about being a Christian is our unique connection with all of the other Christians who have ever lived. The Christian life is not just a trendy cultural fad or some fleeting “enlightened” moment in history. It’s something that has stood the test of time and has been uniquely preserved. And […]

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You bet they did! The real question is why did they do it? Many anti-Catholics today try and skew this chaining of the Bible as a dig against the Church. They use it to promote the revisionist idea that the Catholic Church didn’t want lay persons exposed to the “real teachings” of the Bible – […]

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I don’t think most people who support abortion really have any clue what they are supporting. And I’m not sure many have the courage to face it. I will warn you now that this post is not suitable for children or squeamish adults. It will draw attention to some brutal things in this world that we […]