On Veils for Christian Women

For two-thousand years, Christian women have been covering their heads in prayer, whether it be in a chapel, or in public, or at home. It's a custom as old as Christianity itself. (Technically, it's older.) And Western women still do it, without even realizing it, and even if they're not religious at all. Take, for... Continue Reading →

Against the Fundamentalist Attack on Christmas

Having once been an Evangelical, I was heavily exposed to the "Christmas is Pagan" or "Christmas has Pagan origins" movement in the Western world. The movement is heavily concentrated in the United States, with large pockets in Canada, Australia, and other parts of the Anglosphere. It's primarily a Protestant problem, which was popularized during the... Continue Reading →

Reclaiming Christmas from Commercialism

We've all heard it a million times. Christians decry the commercialization of Christmas (and rightly so) then feel offended when "Merry Christmas" is replaced with "Happy Holidays." I fully understand the reason for this frustration, but at the same time I think while we're desperately fighting to save a hundred-year old tradition of Christmas shopping,... Continue Reading →

I Have Lost Faith

It's finally happened. Now that the US Bishops Conference is over, and absolutely nothing was done to combat the crisis of homosexual abuse and cover up within the US Catholic Church, I can finally say I've lost faith. No, I haven't lost faith in Jesus Christ. No, I haven't lost faith in the intercession of... Continue Reading →

You’re Not Helpless!

Since writing my previous essay entitled Where to Find a Traditional Mass, I have been inundated with emails and messages from people saying that they don't live near any of these parishes, and asking me what to do. My first question is: what do you define as "near?" I know people who are driving over... Continue Reading →

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