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Damian Geminder
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Department of Corrections
Here at Unpleasant Accents, we're no strangers to shredding idiotic media coverage of the Church, nor to the works of Evelyn Waugh , whose Brideshead Revisited  is the source of our humble blog's name. Sometimes, however, the jokes write themselves. From Th...

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Consecrated Conversations: Sister Colleen Clair
In a return to our interview series, we focus on a topic that many people, especially those outside of the Church, don't know much about: the consecrated religious life. Sister Colleen Clair was kind enough to answer our probing-but-educational questions. T...

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We Are So Blessed
I doubt very many of you are reading this, and that's a good thing. It's not because I don't want people to read my writing. (That's sort of my job ; I think I'm a journalist, or something.) But today isn't really a day for reading blogs, even Christian one...

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When Mary Was Mixed Race: Mary and a Catholic Approach to Social Justice
Praised Be Jesus! I hope that everyone is doing well and navigating the crazy change of weather — Jersey has been a mess! As we journey on now that the Synod of the Family has drawn to a close, and we will soon see what the Holy Father plans to do with the ...

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SAINTATHON 2015: Saint Expedite
Praised Be Jesus, everyone! As we continue on with our celebration of saints for November, I want to highlight a mostly unknown saint in our part of the world, who's also one of my favorites, Saint Expedite . Very little is known about Saint Expedite, but h...

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SAINTATHON 2015: Dem Bones: The Power and Mystery of the Holy Relics
The major relics of Saint Maria Goretti on tour in Philadelphia Praised Be Jesus! In recent weeks, the Catholic world has been abuzz, first and foremost for Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. and the effects it had on believers and nonbelievers alike. But a cu...

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SAINTATHON 2015: Blessed Chiara Badano
Welcome, one and all, to Unpleasant Accents' second annual Saintathon! To commemorate our anniversary, which falls on All Saints Day, our team is posting about their favourite Saints throughout the week. This year, Tani starts us off with  Blessed Chiara Ba...

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I Am a Bride of Christ
The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena Praised Be Jesus! As autumn rolls on, there are a great many feasts honoring many a woman who dedicated her life to serving Christ as a spiritual Bride of Christ. Whether they be virgin martyrs or cloistered...

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So, You've Decided to Report on the Catholic Church: A Journalistic Primer
Welcome to America, Pope Francis! To celebrate your arrival , all of the U.S. press have been instructed to watch this educational film so that your visit is covered accurately and fairly. We hope you enjoy your stay! Well, hello there! If you're watching t...

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Tani Trashes Terrible Christian Movies: <em>Christian Mingle</em>
[ WARNING: This review contains spoilers, but that's only because I watched this movie so you don't have to.] Here at Unpleasant Accents, we have a long and rich history of drunk book reviews . In that vein, I have decided to start writing high Christian mo...
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