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James Milliken
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A Catholic husband and father, teacher, and a guy who likes to write about stuff.
A Catholic husband and father, teacher, and a guy who likes to write about stuff.

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St. Mathias: The Church's First Decision (From Nisi Dominus)
Today is the Feast of St. Mathias, who was chosen to take the place of Judas after he had betrayed The Lord and then killed himself.  The only mention of Mathias in Holy Scripture (at least by that name) appears in the  Acts of the Apostles , immediately af...
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Palm Sunday: Who Are Those Cheering People?
There’s something a little unsettling about Palm Sunday.  It appears that the same people who welcome Jesus as a victorious king at the beginning of the week are screaming for his death by its end.  I’ve heard a number of possible explanations. I read once ...
Palm Sunday: Who Are Those Cheering People?
Palm Sunday: Who Are Those Cheering People?
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What's Up With Chocolate and Lent?
What's Up With Chocolate and Lent?
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Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day - Fruit of the Same Tree
    Fr. Goyo Hildalgo has posted an interesting observation on Twitter: “This year nothing says happy Valentine’s Day like taking your date to get your ashes in church and reminding each other that one day you are both going to die.”  Romantic, no? Fr. is a...
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The Presentation and God's Strong Hand
"Moses Striking the Rock", by Francesco Bacchiacca       Today in the secular world (at least in the United States) we observe the venerable tradition of Groundhog Day, which involves allowing an earth-dwelling rodent to forecast our weather for the next fe...
The Presentation and God's Strong Hand
The Presentation and God's Strong Hand
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Worth Revisiting - Sound and Timely Advice For the Rest of Us
Worth Revisiting - Sound and Timely Advice For the Rest of Us
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"Progressive" Catholicism, Humanae Vitae and the Spirit of Vatican II
This Worth Revisiting post dates from September 26th, 2015, shortly before Pope Francis visited the United States. To enjoy the work of other faithful Catholic bloggers see  Worth Revisiting Wednesday , hosted by Elizabeth Reardon at  theologyisaverb.com   ...
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St. Thomas Aquinas and Conscience: a Sin is Still a Sin
Today is the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas, "The Angelic Doctor".  My first adventure in bloggery was a series of five posts examining the intentional misuse of St. Thomas's teaching on conscience in defense of certain fashionable sins.  I called the seri...
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The Power of Christ: Saints Paul, Timothy, & Titus
The Power of Christ: Saints Paul, Timothy, & Titus
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The Power of Christ: Saints Paul, Timothy, & Titus
We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. ( Romans 8:28 )     The boxer Robert Fitzsimmons, who was slated to fight the much larger James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight title match in 1902,...
The Power of Christ: Saints Paul, Timothy, & Titus
The Power of Christ: Saints Paul, Timothy, & Titus
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