Guest Bloggers

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God Bless Texas (and Us All) During the COVID-19 Quarantine

When people ask me how we’re doing during the COVID-19 quarantine, I find myself blurting out, “We’re still standing!” I may be listening to too much Elton John, but by that statement I mean that we are struggling yet doing okay. I think it has...

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‘Lights in the Dark’ Offers Lockdown Prayers and Evangelization

While the Coronavirus pandemic has been revealing a number of key shortcomings in the functioning of Western societies, as well as deep civilizational wounds, it has also enabled many people to see the opportunities that such a crisis could...

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Scientism — the Myth of Science as the Sum of Knowledge

Well-known online atheist Bob Seidensticker once wrote that “science is the only discipline that tells us new things about reality.” I replied: “Like many atheists, he takes the epistemologically naive and stunted view of scientism: that science...

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Blessed Margaret Pole: Catholic England’s Royal Martyr

You never know what you’ll find when you go hunting around old churches. In 1876, a restoration crew was at work in the Tower of London’s appropriately named Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula (St. Peter in Chains). In the crypt, where so many...

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World on Fire: How Tolkien and Lewis Responded to War and Its Horrors

The 20th century was the bloodiest century in human history. It was characterized by two world wars, which killed collectively between 70-100 million people, and a Cold War which potentially could have killed many more people than the two world...

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Michael Foley and ‘Drinking With Your Patron Saints’

Cheers! Here’s to clinking glasses with Michael Foley, devout Catholic and author of his newly released book, Drinking with Your Patron Saints (Regnery, 2020). The third in his series of interesting Catholic cocktail books — plus numerous other...

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The Gospels are the Gospel Truth, Not Myth

On March 13, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., announced that their Dead Sea Scroll fragments, one of their most prominent exhibits, were forgeries. On March 27, Steve Green, the chairman of the museum’s board and president of Hobby...

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Were the Apostles Sad at the Ascension?

When we imagine the Apostles watching Jesus ascend through the clouds into the heavens, the event of Our Lord’s Ascension might strike us as a rather sad event.     After all, the Apostles had spent three years with Jesus, during which time they...

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Ascension — Would This Be the Day?

Meanwhile the eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and...

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What St. Paul Did During His Two Years of “Sheltering-in-Place”

Staying at home doesn’t have the same appeal as it did before this spring when, after a busy day of work or school, we looked forward to crashing on the couch in the evening. As summer approaches and COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions are...