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

To see the truth of something is not to see it just in itself but within the context of God’s will for all creation. To know something means to see how it fits within the whole economy of salvation.

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Written on Apr, 14, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…True peace, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” that guards our “hearts and minds” (Philippians 4:7, NKJV) comes only when we are faithful to our personal vocations.

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

The Mother of God an icon of the faithful, loving and rational disciple of Christ. In her faith and reason, charity and prudence are not only in harmony with each other but also at the service of the Gospel.

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