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All Saints Day: X-files, B-list, and now Dog Faced Saints

Is there a day to venerate the dog faced saints? You bet! and all the other ones nobody is sure about, too.

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Halloween? Are some merely putting lipstick on a pig?

Are parents who insist their children dress as saints but yet send them out to trick or treat just putting lipstick on a pig? The Polish bishops might say so. See what they say about Halloween.

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From Under the Rubble…Progress, Progressives, and Perversion

Progress, Progressives, and Perversion “I Am Who Am” (Exodus 3:14) Last week’s Rubble examined change. Heraclitus feared it and longed for the unchanging logos. Only with the Incarnation did the logos get a name: Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, “first, last, and always.” In contrast to Christian philosophy, the heady hedonism of the…

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From Under the Rubble…Change You Can Believe In

Change You Can Believe In “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King These are dark days for Christendom. The “old order changeth” indeed. Today the Rubble looks at one side of “change”;…

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Theology of the Body in One Paragraph (Unabridged version)

Can Theology of the Body be expressed in one paragraph? You bet! A surprising revelation about Theology of the Body and a concise but yet fuller explanation of how to maintain chastity.

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Why does civil duty have to be so filthy?

We need to be informed on who to elect but the overkill of political discussion in our press is an undesirable dissipation, so what do we do?

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From Under the Rubble…Tough Times

It’s been a tough ten years in many ways for America. Catholic and conservative principles alike have been attacked, ignored, even betrayed. Bewildered conservatives watched a president who had campaigned as a humble born-again Christian blowing out budgets and launching an endless, worldwide war “to put an end to evil.” It was political folly and…

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The First and Enduring Sin

This past Saturday–September 29, 2012–in Minneapolis, Minnesota was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the temperature was a warm 80 degrees, and the fall colors of the changing leaves were done as by a master painter. A perfect day for my 7-year-old daughter to play in the front yard. Indeed she was. Into this…

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How Canada Responded To Humanae Vitae

Msgr. Vincent N. Foy’s classic describing the “Tragedy At Winnipeg,” first published on the 20th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, is now on the web.It is a penetrating account of how things went wrong in Canada, a microcosm for the rest of the world. The sidebar to the article offers a generous array of Msgr. Foy’s…

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