Are You A Woke Catholic?

The dictionary defines "woke" as the past-tense version of awakening, becoming alert, or to emerge from sleep. Wikipedia defines "woke" as a political term, having African-American origin, that refers to a perceived awareness of issues concerning social justice. It is derived from the African-American vernacular English expression "stay woke," whose grammatical aspect refers to a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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