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Catholic Stand: Casting Your Vote as a Faithful Catholic
Here we are, coming into the backstretch of the quadrennial presidential election cycle. Of course, from here on out, you’re going to have your eyes and sensibilities assaulted by talking heads telling you for whom you should vote — or, at least, traducing ...
Here we are, coming into the backstretch of the quadrennial presidential election cycle. Of course, from here on out, you’re going to have your eyes and sensibilities assaulted by talking heads telling you for whom you should...
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NARAL Twitter rant makes Doritos official snack of pro-life movement
Clueless Dad. Two days later, the Twitterstorm NARAL Pro-Choice America touched off on Twitter hasn’t fully subsided. On the best of days, the Twitterverse is a festering compost heap of sneer, snark, and verbal bullying, occasionally broken up by links to ...
Clueless Dad. Two days later, the Twitterstorm NARAL Pro-Choice America touched off on Twitter hasn’t fully subsided. On the best of days, the Twitterverse is a festering compost heap of sneer, snark, and verbal bullying, oc...
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Why I'm supposed to be writing
I apologize for the overload of vertical pronouns in the following post. However, yesterday I got a reminder of why I got into the blogging game ... or, rather, why I'm supposed to be writing. A big, fat message from God saying, "You're doing it wrong." On ...
I apologize for the overload of vertical pronouns in the following post. However, yesterday I got a reminder of why I got into the blogging game ... or, rather, why I'm supposed to be writing. A big, fat message from God sayi...
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Catholic Stand: How Should We Honor Our Elderly Parents?
In response to Dr. Denise Hunnell’s December 29, 2015 Catholic Stand post, “ Family Life as ‘Domestic Pilgrimage’ ”,
a loyal reader brought up a question in regards to the Fourth
Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be
long...
In response to Dr. Denise Hunnell’s December 29, 2015 Catholic Stand post, “Family Life as ‘Domestic Pilgrimage’”, a loyal reader brought up a question in regards to the Fourth Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother,...
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Defining the “Disappearing Middle Class”
Michael J. Perry (Image source: sacbee.com.) On December 30, 2015, economist Mark J. Perry published
in his American Enterprise Institute blog Carpe Diem a couple of charts purporting to show that the American middle class, so far as it can be said to
be di...
Michael J. Perry (Image source: sacbee.com.) On December 30, 2015, economist Mark J. Perry published in his American Enterprise Institute blog Carpe Diem a couple of charts purporting to show that the American middle class, ...
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Two lists; or, “YOLO” vs. commitment
A few months ago, Katrina
Fernandez posted a list written by one of HuffPo’s “limitless supply of
young narcissists”, Vanessa Elizabeth, under the title “ 23
Things to Do Instead of Getting Married ”. After skewering Ms. Elizabeth six
ways from Sunday for h...
A few months ago, Katrina Fernandez posted a list written by one of HuffPo’s “limitless supply of young narcissists”, Vanessa Elizabeth, under the title “23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Married”. After skewering Ms. Elizab...
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The Vatican’s Chronic Case of Foot-in-Mouth Disease
Msgr. Tony Anatrella. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.) The late Fr. Andrew M. Greeley once remarked that the
Vatican not only doesn’t tell the left hand what the right hand is doing, it sometimes
operates not knowing that coordination is required. Nowhere...
Msgr. Tony Anatrella. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.) The late Fr. Andrew M. Greeley once remarked that the Vatican not only doesn’t tell the left hand what the right hand is doing, it sometimes operates not knowing that ...
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Bernie Sanders, OWS, and the Children of Allentown
Bernie Sanders. (Credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli.) Does anybody remember Occupy Wall Street? As nutty and quixotic as it was, it grew out of real social problems and concerns. And the improbable success of Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate is a reminde...
Bernie Sanders. (Credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli.) Does anybody remember Occupy Wall Street? As nutty and quixotic as it was, it grew out of real social problems and concerns. And the improbable success of Bernie Sanders as a pr...
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Houston Grand Jury Indictment: When Consequentialism Backfires
David R. Daleiden. (Source: Urban Christian News.) People who have never read Vom Krieg often know Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz's most famous dictum, "War is the continuation of politics by other means." The indictment of David R. Daleiden and Sand...
David R. Daleiden. (Source: Urban Christian News.) People who have never read Vom Krieg often know Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz's most famous dictum, "War is the continuation of politics by other means." The indictme...
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Ponderings on Powerball, Probability, and Poverty
Yes, there is. A mighty slim one, but still a chance. So, have you bought your chance to be an instant member of the “one percent”, courtesy of Powerball and your fellow greedy, gullible Americans? I have. I’m worse than greedy and gullible — I know a littl...
Yes, there is. A mighty slim one, but still a chance. So, have you bought your chance to be an instant member of the “one percent”, courtesy of Powerball and your fellow greedy, gullible Americans? I have. I’m worse than gre...
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Book Review: To the Martyrs, by Cdl. Donald Wuerl
To the Martyrs: A Reflection on the Supreme Christian Witness Cdl. Donald Wuerl Emmaus Road Publishing Cover Price: $22.95    Anti-Christians condemn Christians for their hypocrisy.
However, not a single Christian martyr has ever suffered persecution by
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To the Martyrs: A Reflection on the Supreme Christian Witness Cdl. Donald Wuerl Emmaus Road Publishing Cover Price: $22.95 Anti-Christians condemn Christians for their hypocrisy. However, not a single Christian marty...
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Mary had a choice
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 36th and Q Sts., Omaha, NE. (Photo credit: Susan Austin.) The photo at left was taken by a pro-choice friend of mine. It's one of those friendships where you're glad there's plenty of respect and charity between the two of you, b...
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 36th and Q Sts., Omaha, NE. (Photo credit: Susan Austin.) The photo at left was taken by a pro-choice friend of mine. It's one of those friendships where you're glad there's plenty of respect and ...
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Freelance Blogger. Looking for something that pays.
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They call me "Mister Layne"! ... But "Tony" will do.
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Catholic blogger, wage slave, Knight of Columbus, erring and penitent disciple of Christ.
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Blogger, Outside the Asylum and The Impractical Catholic
Contributing Author, New Evangelist Monthly
Managing Editor, Catholic Stand
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Delivered a pizza to Jay Leno ... and got stiffed on the tip.
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Denton, TX
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