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Inauguration Blues

Despite the deepest hopes of many die-hard Trump supporters that the outgoing president would somehow snatch victory from defeat at the eleventh hour, Joe Biden is to be inaugurated today.  Our second nominally Catholic president shall no doubt wish to ceremonially cloak himself in Kennedy’s mantle; unfortunately for him, both COVID-19 restrictions and the odd [...]

John Paul II miracle now called into question…

A new wrinkle has emerged in the beatification process for the late-John Paul II: The sudden healing of a French nun suffering from Parkinson's disease may not have been a miracle at all.   [A] Polish newspaper recently reported that doubts had been cast about whether the nun might not have had Parkinson's at all. [...]

A few days before the New Year Chippy and I spent the day studying Shakespeare.  In the morning we looked through "Shakespeare's Complete Works" from my college days at the University of Texas, complete with my teenage marginalia. Then, I asked Chippy to read from the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet," and later that [...]

What Happens When You Teach Your Son Shakespeare

A few days before the New Year Chippy and I spent the day studying Shakespeare.  In the morning we looked through "Shakespeare's Complete Works" from my college days at the University of Texas, complete with my teenage marginalia. Then, I asked Chippy to read from the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet," and later that [...]

St. Valentine’s Day

Last year, my Constitutional Law class was discussing the so-called war on Christmas, part of the effort to remove all things religious (or at least all things Christian) from the public square. One of my students argued that holidays did not need to have a religious basis. As an example, she mentioned Valentine's Day. I [...]

Six Tips for a Healthy and Happy Marriage

Six-and-a-half years ago I was a blushing bride dreaming of her happily ever after. After enduring a rigorous marital boot camp at my church's Pre-Cana program, I thought I knew a lot about love and marriage. I knew squat. I admit I still know fairly little, but I like to think I've learned a thing [...]

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