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How to Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage” With Dissenting Family Members

November 15, 2015 21 Comments
How to Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage” With Dissenting Family Members

I was out on the preaching circuit this past week and spoke at five parishes (including my own) on the biblical vision of Holy Matrimony (marriage) as set forth by God and the Church. The talks were sponsored by the pro-life group Defend Life. While I cannot succinctly reproduce the talk in today’s blog, I […]

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Hyperstimulation Is an Increasing Evil Whose Influence We Must Combat

November 11, 2015 26 Comments
Hyperstimulation Is an Increasing Evil Whose Influence We Must Combat

We live in an age of such overstimulation that it would be unimaginable to people even a mere hundred years ago. In fact, it is probably more accurate to say we are not simply overstimulated, we are hyperstimulated. The number and kind of diversions available to us and imposed upon us are almost too numerous […]

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On Blaming Others, as Seen in a Humorous Video

November 6, 2015 4 Comments
On Blaming Others, as Seen in a Humorous Video

We live in a litigious culture, especially here in America, where we think of most things in terms of the law and legislation. If there is a problem, one of our first thoughts is to have lawmakers or judges craft a solution. This is also true with assessing blame for things. Not long ago, perhaps […]

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An Image of Grace in a Paul Simon Song

October 30, 2015 3 Comments
An Image of Grace in a Paul Simon Song

I’ve got my Gospel glasses on and my holy hearing aids in; I’m seeing and hearing God in strange places. There are several Paul Simon songs that bring holy thoughts to me, even if he didn’t mean them that way. One them is this one (followed by my commentary): When I was a little boy, […]

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A Simple Directive from God in Times Like These

October 26, 2015 40 Comments
A Simple Directive from God in Times Like These

Beginning in 721 B.C., after repeated warnings from the prophets, terrible waves of destruction came on the Jewish people. The Assyrians invaded and conquered the ten northern tribes of Israel. The survivors were exiled and in a certain sense were not heard from again. (They are often called the “Ten lost tribes of Israel.”) Small, […]

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Compare and Contrast! Two Pictures from Different Ages – Which Age Looks Healthier?

October 25, 2015 25 Comments
Compare and Contrast! Two Pictures from Different Ages – Which Age Looks Healthier?

I was recently in Burgos, Spain and saw the splendid cathedral there. My first views of it came at night and I took the photo at the upper right. What a magnificent building; such proportion and symmetry! To me there is the echo of tall trees in a forest, majestically reaching up to the heavens. […]

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Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

October 12, 2015 30 Comments
Our Lady of Fatima – Her Prophecies and Warnings Remain as Essential as Ever!

This week on October 13 and 14th I am in Fatima. Such a profound apparition occurred there, and so accurately prophetic of our times! Our Lady’s warnings of the consequences if we did not pray and convert have proven to be sadly accurate. She warned of another, more terrible war (World War II). She spoke […]

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Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem

October 11, 2015 61 Comments
Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem

A 2012 report on men and marriage by the Pew Research Center shows statistically what many of us have noticed anecdotally: men are finding marriage less desirable than in the past and are now marrying later, if at all. In today’s post I want to present some excerpts from a hard-hitting article that appeared at […]

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