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Why Are the Catholics Not Leaving?

The Pew Research report on the state of Christianity in America is still making the rounds. Everyone and their mother is weighing in on how to interpret this new information. Is it ultimately good? Is it bleak? What can we learn? We do we go from here? One of my favorite Catholic bloggers, a priest […] Read More

The May Magnificat

  The May Magnificat is a poem by the Jesuit priest and poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1899).  It is a beautiful meditation on why the month of May has traditionally been associated with our Blessed Mother.  We are experiencing so much suffering in our world due to wars, terrorism, abortion, attacks on Christian marriage, and […] Read More

Why They Leave, Why We Stay

Big news this week from Pew Research, huh? Seems everyone is talking about the decline of Christianity in America. But I wonder if this really is a decline. Raw Material There’s something curious about the reasons people give when asked why it is that they chose to leave the Catholic Church. The reasons that feature […] Read More

The Eucharist which I was Denied

As a protestant, I always had questions as to why we celebrated communion and why there were so many camps of belief in taking it. Why did it matter how often we took it? Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly – why the fuss? And what exactly was I missing that everyone seemed to get? I get that […] Read More