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Babylonian Puppet Shows and Thought-Terminating Clichés
Have you ever wondered if people who create memes are in
some kind of competition to produce thought-terminating clichés? I recently saw
a someecard written by a petulant unbeliever: “I don’t need your Babylonian
puppet show to tell me to share with others....
Have you ever wondered if people who create memes are in some kind of competition to produce thought-terminating clichés? I recently saw a someecard written by a petulant unbeliever: “I don’t need your Babylonian puppet show ...
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Ask Tony: A feast for Mary Magdalene?
Blavatskaya, Mary Magdalene. (Image source DeviantArt.net) On July 10, the Congregation for Divine Worship released
a document raising the liturgical observance of St. Mary Magdalene’s
traditional day from a memorial to a feast . Released along with it is a...
Blavatskaya, Mary Magdalene. (Image source DeviantArt.net) On July 10, the Congregation for Divine Worship released a document raising the liturgical observance of St. Mary Magdalene’s traditional day from a memorial to a fe...
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Crazy He Calls Me 2 — The Liberals’ Turn
Back in November 2011, I
reported on a paper by University of Tampa professor Marcus Arvan which, in
the words of Allahpundit at HotAir , purported to find “‘significant’
correlations between key antisocial traits and bedrock conservative views, like
opposi...
Back in November 2011, I reported on a paper by University of Tampa professor Marcus Arvan which, in the words of Allahpundit at HotAir, purported to find “‘significant’ correlations between key antisocial traits and bedrock ...
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Justice for Harambe … or Revenge?
Photo source: Nature World News. A recent petition on Change.org, titled “ Justice for
Harambe ”, makes me wonder if anyone really knows what justice is anymore. Harambe’s Death On Saturday, May 28, a four-year-old boy managed to slip out
of his mother’s si...
Photo source: Nature World News. A recent petition on Change.org, titled “Justice for Harambe”, makes me wonder if anyone really knows what justice is anymore. Harambe’s Death On Saturday, May 28, a four-year-old boy man...
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Interlude: The Shepherd and the Stranger
Image source: raykliu.wordpress.com. Now there was in that
same country a shepherd abiding in the fields, keeping watch over his
flock one day. Suddenly a stranger appeared unto him, driving up the road
toward him in a brand-new BMW. The stranger stopped hi...
Image source: raykliu.wordpress.com. Now there was in that same country a shepherd abiding in the fields, keeping watch over his flock one day. Suddenly a stranger appeared unto him, driving up the road toward him in a brand...
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Why You Should Vote Third-Party
So, have you read Matt
Walsh’s spittle-flecked nutty in The Blaze ? If not, let me give you the
quick-’n-dirty on it: Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, so
Walsh is quitting the party. That’s it, stripped of all the Sturm und Drang worthy o...
So, have you read Matt Walsh’s spittle-flecked nutty in The Blaze? If not, let me give you the quick-’n-dirty on it: Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, so Walsh is quitting the party. That’s it, stripped of a...
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Why We Can’t “Do Something” About the Gun Problem
Sig Sauer MCX, similar to rifle used at Pulse massacre. (Image source: newweaponsandmore.blogspot.com) In the wake of the horrific massacre in Orlando, people are
once again demanding we “do something” about the massive number of guns in
American hands — an...
Sig Sauer MCX, similar to rifle used at Pulse massacre. (Image source: newweaponsandmore.blogspot.com) In the wake of the horrific massacre in Orlando, people are once again demanding we “do something” about the massive numb...
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Catholic Stand: Men and the Rape Conversation
Recent events in the  story of convicted rapist Brock Turner  force the conversation about rape into a deeper understand of this complicated subject. It is a multifarious conversation, touching upon sex, consent, sexual differentiation, women’s equality, an...
Recent events in the story of convicted rapist Brock Turner force the conversation about rape into a deeper understand of this complicated subject. It is a multifarious conversation, touching upon sex, consent, sexual differe...
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Barbarians and Footballs and North Koreans (Oh My!)
Air Force officer with nuclear “football”. (Image source: BusinessInsider.com.) Football On My Mind Yesterday, a Catholic Stand colleague posted on her Facebook
status a cri de coeur over the
general state of affairs. Early on, she wondered why so much acti...
Air Force officer with nuclear “football”. (Image source: BusinessInsider.com.) Football On My Mind Yesterday, a Catholic Stand colleague posted on her Facebook status a cri de coeur over the general state of affairs. Early...
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Taking Exception to an Experienced Writer’s Rules
A version of this post
was originally published in January 2012. The road to bad writing is paved with Experienced Writers’
rules. Developing a literary style is a long process with no real proven method
to it; it takes guesswork, constructive criticism, an...
A version of this post was originally published in January 2012. The road to bad writing is paved with Experienced Writers’ rules. Developing a literary style is a long process with no real proven method to it; it takes gu...
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I Believe … But I Don’t Understand
Image source: gospelcoalition.org. On Monday, May 23, Patheos published an
article by Rebecca Bratten Weiss on suffering and “the clamor of
insufficient explanations”. By “insufficient explanations”, Weiss means not
only the myriad of clichés we Christians ...
Image source: gospelcoalition.org. On Monday, May 23, Patheos published an article by Rebecca Bratten Weiss on suffering and “the clamor of insufficient explanations”. By “insufficient explanations”, Weiss means not only the...
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Choosing Classical Education Over Common Core
Students at St. John Bosco, Rochester, NY (Photo source: stjohnbosco.org.) On April 28, the National
Catholic Register published an
article by Peter Jesserer Smith on the growing number of Catholic schools
and systems converting from conventional progressiv...
Students at St. John Bosco, Rochester, NY (Photo source: stjohnbosco.org.) On April 28, the National Catholic Register published an article by Peter Jesserer Smith on the growing number of Catholic schools and systems conver...
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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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