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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 [...]

Sunday: The Foundation of Personal and Family Peace

Voltaire, eighteenth-century French philosopher and well-known attacker of Catholicism, once wrote, “If you want to kill Christianity, you must abolish Sunday.” Where the Sabbath rest and worship is forgotten, a weak to nonexistent practice of Christianity can almost inevitably be found. Conversely, those who take their spiritual life seriously know that Sunday is the key [...]

Credo

The translation of the Nicene Creed used at Sunday Mass beginning in Advent will read, "I believe in God, the Father Almighty" -- not, as currently, "We believe in God." Often I say Mass using the Latin Novus Ordo. This is the text that was supposed to be translated into English. The Latin Creed begins [...]

Homecoming: Healing From Abuse

My plans for you are peace and not disaster. When you call to me, I will answer you. I will bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you. -- Jeremiah 29:10-13   This year marks my fifth anniversary in the Victim Assistance Program of the Diocese of Arlington. I approached Pat [...]

Sunday Comics: The Jumble Shop pt. 5

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a short piece by Laura Vandercam about bringing children to Mass. (Not to bring up a sore subject on a Friday afternoon!) Quoted in the piece is none other than our own Kate Wicker, who wrote "Why Young Children Belong At Mass" back in June here on InsideCatholic:  While most [...]

Seen, but not heard?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a short piece by Laura Vandercam about bringing children to Mass. (Not to bring up a sore subject on a Friday afternoon!) Quoted in the piece is none other than our own Kate Wicker, who wrote "Why Young Children Belong At Mass" back in June here on InsideCatholic:  While most [...]

Why Young Children Belong at Mass

Not too long ago, I wrote an article for my parish newsletter about why we must offer encouragement -- not sideways glances -- to parents who bring their young children to Mass. Overall, the response was positive, but one reader sent me a letter suggesting I leave my kids at home so I could "more [...]

Common Wisdom: Back to the Future

Not long ago, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati looked out over his diocese and discovered something missing. Catholics. At Mass. Alarmed by diminished congregations, a plight shared with most of his colleagues, he asked American bishops to study reasons for the decline, and what could be done about it. Perhaps I missed it, but I’ve [...]

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