David Mills

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Did Gavin Newsom Murder His Mother?

Gavin Newsom, the current governor of California, is the kind of person who should be kept as far from the reins of power as possible. His life and career are marked by selfish ambition, adultery, lying, and even matricide. He’s the kind of man who cheats on his then-wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle—now the girlfriend of Donald [...]

Immaculate Mary

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception! Over at First Things, David Mills has an excellent column on just what this doctrine means, why we believe it, and why it so confuses our Protestant brothers and sisters: [Mary] is, [Pope Pius IX] wrote, “far above all the angels and all the saints so wondrously did God [...]

‘Death Dignified by Christ’

Over at First Things, David Mills tells the poignant story of his father's death -- one that, by any modern standard, would have been considered humiliating and undignified. It wasn't pretty, Mills admits, but he says that his father's willing acceptance of his circumstances was more "dignified" than any easy way out: This is what [...]

The Greater Blessings

  The other day I was already thinking about gratitude when I started reading about old students and friends suffering from the continuing -- the continuous -- degeneration of the Episcopal church. Some of them faced losing their jobs, or had already lost them, but most of them suffered simply from seeing the communion they [...]

The Perils of Preaching

Listening to sermons at Mass, one often thinks, like the professor in the Narnia Chronicles, "What do they teach in school?" Not that the sermons are necessarily all that bad, but they are rarely as good as they would be had the priest been better taught. It's like listening to a fiddler who hits most [...]

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