Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Can’t Keep a Lukewarm Man Down

Despite, and to spite, my last post, here I am again. Try as I might otherwise, the Nicene Creed, the Baltimore Catechism, the stories of the Saints, the old prayers, and the general damn weirdness of Catholicism are what I … Continue reading

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Indulgent Interview: Because I Ask Myself the Best Questions (reposted)

Another reposted publication–this time from Jan. 18, 2011. (I was rather active that month; where did the magic go?) This particular submission harkens back to when I was a much more serious Catholic. Also, if one is so curious as … Continue reading

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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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