Keeping a Joyful Lent

Some good Lenten advice–and any-time-of-the-year advice–from Fr. Dwight Longenecker. . . . we must take sin seriously. The reality of the devil must be admitted, and, especially during Lent, we must enter the spiritual battle wearing our full armor. All I am suggesting is that part of that armor should be the swift arrows of […]

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Faithful Catholic, Faithful Citizen

At their semi-annual meeting November 10-13th in Baltimore, the United States bishops will discuss the “practical and pastoral implications of political support for abortion.” Some might question the timing of this discussion, coming days after a national election featuring a candidate whom Princeton professor Robert George described as being the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to […]

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The Devil in Our Midst

In his latest column for the Catholic Sentinel, Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Oregon discusses the realit of Satan’s presence in the world. The context for his reflections is a recent conference he attended on the subject of demonic possession and exorcism. While an undue fascination with the details of possession might not be spiritually […]

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Cooperating with Evil

Last week I received through our Catholic Responses department a question regarding the support of businesses that contribute to Planned Parenthood, and related issues concerning cooperation with evil. Since I’m frequently asked about this, I thought I would post the substance of my response on our blog. The starting point must be the crucial distinction […]

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