Written on May, 17, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

…and so is commenting So, if you’re reading this blog and find what I post here interesting, please considering using the various sharing buttons to let other people know. It would also help me if you let a comment on a post you liked or used the rating stars to give me some feedback. Thank you! In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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Written on Jul, 16, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To be truly free means to do the will of God; nothing more and certainly nothing less.

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Written on Jul, 02, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

If our ancestors in the faith could become saints in their circumstances so can we. If being American, with all its opportunities and temptations, was not for them an obstacle to faith in Jesus Christ and holiness, can it be any different for us who live in Madison?

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Written on Jul, 01, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Unlike the disciples on that first Pentecost, not only do we often fail to begin the evangelical work at the beginning–that Jesus loves us–we often speak to peoples whose hearts–unlike the hearts of the “Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven” in Jerusalem–are not ready to hear the Gospel.

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Written on Jun, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

When I taught psychology in a state college in California, I would always have at least one student ever semester who would object to my introducing myself as”Fr Gregory” and for wearing a cassock. They should do this on the mistaken notion that I was violating the US Constitution. Recently, as the WSJ reports (paywall) “the National Assembly of Quebec …

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Written on Jun, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

LGBTQ Virtue Signaling:

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Written on May, 22, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To the degree that America is Christian, it is Protestant. To the degree that there is a Christian hegemony in America this dominance is (or was) exercised by traditions that arose with and after the Reformation.

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Written on May, 21, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Trump’s presidency (rather than simply Trump himself) not only calls into question the (progressive) commitment to rule by experts, it also casts doubt on the (conservative) notion of rule by the virtuous. Neither expertise nor virtue is evidently what effective government requires. Or maybe more accurately, both conservatives and progressives have flawed notions of virtue and expertise.

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Written on May, 20, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

To remain silent about the Gospel is not humility. We have all of us been given a word to speak; we are all of us in baptism called to be witnesses of the Resurrection and evangelists of the Gospel.

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Written on May, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…the surprise in Acts is not the conflict, not the willingness of Christians to ape the empire. The surprise is not division but reconciliation. The surprise is not that Christians are afflicted with the same passions that lead to war in the world but that we struggle against them.

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Written on May, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Get ready! There is more to come!

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