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Anthony S. Layne
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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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Dear Pro-Gun Activists: Nobody is Listening to You Anymore
An article published Wednesday in American Thinker, “ Cries to ‘Ban the AR-15’ Based on Ignorance and Hysteria ” by Michael Filozof, is representative of what is sadly the best of pro-gun activism in the wake of the Parkland, Florida massacre. Filozof may k...
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Semiautomatic Rifles and the Mental Health Care Crisis
Nikolas Cruz, accused mass murderer. (Photo: Jennifer Tintner/Twitter) It happens every time there’s a mass murder: The bodies have barely been cleared from the crime scene when news of the event is suddenly overwhelmed by the screaming and counter-screamin...
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The New Pro-Life Movement and Its Critics
Since its inception in 2016, the New Pro-Life Movement has drawn criticism from conservative Catholic writers, not least because the NPLM began with the rejection of the old guard’s unhealthy attachment to conservative/Republican politics. The most recent a...
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The Triumph of the Idiot
Thomas Hobbes. (Image source: totallyhistory.com) The word idiot, I am reliably informed, comes from the ancient Greek ἰδιώτης idiōtēs, via the Latin transliteration idiota. On the face of it, an idiōtēs was merely a private individual, as opposed to a gove...
The Triumph of the Idiot
The Triumph of the Idiot
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Uncivil Discourse 2: Kathy Griffin and the “New Normal” of Obscenity
Kathy Griffin, desperate attention-seeker. (Photo: Getty Images.) I absolutely cannot stand Scotch whiskey. People tell me that Scotch is an “acquired taste.” To which I always respond with some bewilderment, “Why would anyone want to acquire a taste for it...
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Scarcity No Excuse For Avoiding Health Care Reform
Image Source: Center for American Progress. Plenty of people have written ad nauseam about liberal smugness. Heck, even liberals have written about liberal smugness . I’ve already pointed out that liberals’ supposed intellectual superiority is oversold . Bu...
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The Day Melania Trump Became a Real Person
First Lady Melania Trump, just before meeting Pope Francis. (Photo credit: Gregorio Borgia, AP) I’ve felt some pity for Melania Trump for some time now. It’s hard not to. In the Shadow For one thing, for all the money they make — and it’s not necessarily as...
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Dreher’s “Benedict Option” Not THAT Hard to Understand
Monday, while perusing Big Pulpit, I came across a link to Deirdre Mundy’s Aleteia post, “ Where [Rod] Dreher lost me on the ‘Benedict Option’ ”. I recently bought the book The Benedict Option: A Strategy For Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (New York:...
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NYT: Trump Stole the Left’s License to BS
I must apologize — I thought I’d written my last political commentary. But when I read Casey William’s April 17 New York Times think piece, “ Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools? ”, my first impression was, “This is either very subtle satire or the...
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Oh No, Another Shroud Study
Juan Manuel Miñarro López, sculptor and sindonologist. Generally, whenever Christmas or Easter rolls around, there’s some new effort to discredit Christianity. This year, with the exception of the resurrection of that hoary old meme claiming that Easter is ...
Oh No, Another Shroud Study
Oh No, Another Shroud Study
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