Tag Archives: Catholic Church

This Is It, Right?

Having been raised the way I was, I often find myself thinking that something has value only if it has an obvious eternal correlation, yet perhaps a moment has supreme significance simply because of its fleeting temporality. I am led … Continue reading

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Stumbling Back

Stumbling back into blogging, though I wish I could blame it on the whiskey; instead, I must blame it on the vaguely self-satisfied notion that I may have something to say. Whatever meager vocation I have is one that necessarily … Continue reading

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Been Down so Long That Down Don’t Bother Me

The father parks down the street from his house so as to avoid alerting his unsuspecting yet watchful children of his return. Before he slinks out of his car, he quickly scans his yard, looking for tell-tale signs that his … Continue reading

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…Among the Wild Beasts, and the Angels Ministered to Him

“Yes, I know it has been a while,” he says somewhat apologetically to his three, maybe four, readers. To put it blatantly: I have been struggling to keep the Faith, so consistent blogging has fallen, as a priority, somewhere right … Continue reading

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Which Is a Better World?

Perhaps not one of his best, but definitely one of my favorite Walker Percy passages: I cannot tolerate this age. And I will not.  I might have tolerated you and your Catholic Church, and even joined it, if you had … Continue reading

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Writers Wanted: Catholics Need Not Apply

A friend of mine recently sent me a link that resonated with a fanciful thought that regularly slips in and out among the more functional thoughts that usually fill my mental attic: where are all the (good) Catholic (fiction) writers? … Continue reading

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The Trying

“…And what there is to conquer / By strength and submission, has already been discovered / Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope / To emulate–but there is not competition– There is only the fight … Continue reading

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