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    • The Radical Vision of the Christian Family November 22, 2014
      I was asked to comment on the marriage-family crisis in our society. This interview was published elsewhere last week. I thought it would combine to make a good blog post. Enjoy. Is there a marriage crisis in the United States? How would you characterize it? “Crisis” is a good word to use because part of [Read More...]
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    • CSL and JFK – Two Jacks November 22, 2014
      Today is the fifty first anniversary of the death of C.S.Lewis. He died, of course, on the same afternoon that JFK was gunned down in Texas. Both men were nicknamed “Jack” and that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. The two Jacks symbolize two different ways through the world. Jack Lewis stands for the world of [Read More...]
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    • Padre in the NYT November 21, 2014
        I was asked to contribute this small piece to the New York Times on the subject of priestly celibacy. Catholics may think it nice and easy to support a married man with two children. But if the man and his wife are young and fertile, can Catholics support a large clerical family? Do they [Read More...]
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    • Is “I Am Legend” a Christian Film? November 21, 2014
      My article for Imaginative Conservative this week is an analysis of the Christian symbolism and themes in the sic fi horror film I Am Legend The film conveys the tense dread of living alone in an abandoned city inhabited only by humans who have turned into monsters. The atmosphere of a New York that has become [Read More...]
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    • Living in the Past in the Present November 21, 2014
      Part of being a Catholic is to live in the past in the present. What I am getting at is the idea that the universality of the Catholic faith means that it transcends not only particular cultural circumstances and particular locales, but it also transcends time. Think about it. At Mass the priest comes out [Read More...]
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