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Anthony S. Layne
Catholic writer/editor, home caregiver, Knight of Columbus, erring and penitent disciple of Christ.
Catholic writer/editor, home caregiver, Knight of Columbus, erring and penitent disciple of Christ.

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Catholic Stand: Give Us This Day Our Supersubstantial Bread
“Give us this day our daily bread” … what does that mean? On the surface, it’s a simple
acknowledgment that the things we need to
live all have their source in God, as well as a request that our needs for the
day be provided. However, hiding under that simp...

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La Civiltà Cattolica and the “Spirit of the Age”
Rev. Antonio Spadaro, SJ. (Photo: Magyar Kurír.) Brace yourselves. Once again, someone in the Vatican has challenged Church doctrine in a way that implicates Pope Francis, on an issue about which he has already spoken — women’s ordination to the priesthood....

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The Chittister Challenge 2: Supply, Demand, and the “Culture of Life”
Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB. (Source: Penn State News.) On Saturday, January 28, Joe Heschmeyer published an essay, “ Seven Answers to the ‘Pro-Lifers are just Pro-Birth’ Argument ,” in his blog Shameless Popery. The essay offers rebuttals to a meme featuring ...

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Spending the End of Civilization with the Beatles
So I’m starting to compose this post. I’m perfectly sickened by everything that’s been rolling through my Facebook feeds — the infantile tantrums of the left, the smug snarkiness of the right, the eerie messianism of Pres. Trump’s personality cult, and abov...

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The Absurdity of “Values-Free” Economics
Image source: While reading John C. Médaille’s Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Healthcare, Deficits, and More (Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 2010), I couldn’t help thinking of P...

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About Those Participation Trophies …
Dear Cody, I’ve seen the message you left for “People Older Than Me” on behalf of “People Younger Than Me”, which has had over 331,000 views at this writing [11/19/16]. For the benefit of everyone else, let me repeat it: Dear People Older Than Me: Shut up a...

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Why I Won’t Wear a Safety Pin (Warning: SL)
If you’ve followed my posts over the last few months, you’ll know I never had any intention of voting for Donald Trump. You’ll know I despised his race-baiting, fear-mongering demagoguery, and that I was appalled at the degree to which his voter base ate it...

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Trump’s Plan: “Make America an Oligarchy”
I published  Friday’s post  a couple days later than I wanted to because my home Internet connection was down. In that post, I reflected on the degree to which elite arrogance had led to Donald Trump’s astonishing victory. But for anyone who thought voting ...

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Message to the Elite: “You’re Running the Country Wrong”
© 2016 A. F. Branco, Liberty Alliance. As I watched ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and his crew of talking heads begin the autopsy on the election late Tuesday night, I felt some dark satisfaction. I hadn’t been the only self-appointed expert caught flat-foote...

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Fighting sin with sacrilege? Dumb.
Fr, Frank Pavone. (Image source: When you’re the good guys fighting a horrific evil, you can do no wrong … not even sacrilege. That is the best way we can sum up Priests for Life’s Fr. Frank Pavone’s defense of placing an aborted child on an ...
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