Category Archives: Catholic


 1 Have mercy on me, O God,        according to your unfailing love;        according to your great compassion        blot out my transgressions.  2 Wash away all my iniquity        and cleanse me from my sin.  3 For I … Continue reading

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Dear School,

Just a quick note to tell you how much of an ethical dilemma you really are. You’re cute, that’s for sure. Your little blue awnings, your ambiance of 1950s parochial school nirvana. You’re probably worth the thousands of dollars I’m … Continue reading

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The voice of one crying in the wilderness

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. As R and I have begun to worship in the Anglican tradition, time has become more important. As a reformed Evangelical, the church calendar had much less importance than it typically does in … Continue reading

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My new teaching assignment (the one that had me move to the frozen north known as OHIO) has its ups and downs, but one of the definite ups for me has been the religious affiliation of the university where I … Continue reading

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Black or white

I had no idea that my post on Fr. Cutie, the hopefully-soon-to-be-defrocked or -disciplined priest, would be received with so many passionate comments. There seems to be a pervasive frustration with the Church’s view on sexual behavior, one which even Catholics … Continue reading

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