Michael Jackson

Sins of Omission: The Abusive PA Clergy Abuse Report

Back in August, after a special solemnity Mass in my parish in the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, I came home and read the grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses, including my own. I read the 884-page online version. I saw allegations against priests in my diocese and the Pittsburgh [...]

I Believe In Samichlaus!

My wife and I began a new Christmas tradition a couple years ago, and we're trying to spread it. There is a beer - a very remarkable beer - that's named after the season's favorite saint: Samichlaus .  Every year on December 6th, the Feast of St. Nicholas, the good beer brewers of of Austria begin [...]

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