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Don We Now Our Lady’s Mantle

Don We Now Our Lady’s Mantle

Go ahead. You know you want to sing it. A title like this demands an obligatory “Fa la la—la la la—la-la-la.” Deep into a slightly longer Adventide than usual, and I’m already saying my mea culpas for tempting you with Christmastide before the Holy Family even leave for Bethlehem; before the Altar Guild and volunteers have had the chance [...]

The Lusty Month of May

The Lusty Month of May

Throughout the world, May is the month of Mary. And at least in this country, May is the month of Mothers. But it wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time, May was... well, one song from the Broadway musical Camelot offered a window into early medieval Europe and what May was like on the Christian frontier. Julie Andrews played Queen Guinevere. [...]

Not Their Kind of Homosexual

Not Their Kind of Homosexual

Recently a prelate asked me if I’d be willing to write something in article form.   He had seen the as-yet unedited and unpublished autobiographical/topical book I had already written contextualizing this subject (at the time of this writing, I am still in prayer and discernment for a publisher).  For five years that book project had gone [...]

The Perfect Disciple

The Perfect Disciple

On September 8th, the Church celebrates the birth of the Blessed Mother. Although we do not know anything about her childhood, she nevertheless would have been brought up as all Jewish children in her day to respect the Torah, which taught one’s duty of love towards God and neighbour. In Luke’s gospel that begins with his birth narratives, [...]