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Mark Shea
A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Brett Salkeld and Deacon Eric Gurash, who live away up there in Saskatchewan, and recorded what turned out to be a couple of hours of material, which is way too long for most people to listen to in one sitting unless they live in Saskatchewan
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Here is something that genuinely took me by surprise: Not so fast: The political preferences of observant Catholics may not be what you think Would it surprise you to learn that among highly observant Catholics, Joe Biden is as popular as Donald Trump and trusted as much as the president to handle issues such as
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It’s fascinating to watch the guy who gave us Bob the Tomato in Veggie Tales trying to deprogram white Evangelicals from their faith in the GOP as God’s Party–and their complete blindness to their legacy of racism: The video is quite good and marks a hopeful sign in American Christianity, the willingness to put the
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I always liked Alistair Cooke. He came from an age and culture in which being gracious was important, which made him a good eulogist, among other things. This is one of his radio broadcasts for the Beeb done in 1977 shortly after the death of both men, whom he knew. I particularly appreciate his reminiscences
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George Carlin once remarked that someone in the world is the World’s Worst Doctor–and someone has an appointment with him tomorrow! It’s the same with bishops. The average bishop is average. There are a few who stick out as intellectual or spiritual giants down through history. Most were just guys doing their jobs and handing
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…on race in the Church and in the US: It has been absolutely fascinating watching the reactions of Normals vs. MAGA Qhristians to members of the body of Christ like Damon and Gloria Purvis when they point out that racism is still very much with the Church. Here, for instance is an utterly typical exchange
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Time was when the MAGA “prolife” Cult held up Embryonic Stem Cell Research as one of the Five Non-Negotiables. The 5NN, as you may recall, were the Five Things that Catholic Answers, with Zero Magisterial Authority Whatsoever, sold to the larval MAGA cult in 2004 as the Most Important Things Catholics had to keep in
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A number of people seem to have missed an important exchange in the Presidential debate. Not the exchange where we finally discovered that the way to reduce the Racist-in-Chief to silence is to ask him to denounce white supremacy: Nor was it the exchange immediately following where, instead of denouncing white supremacy he pivoted to

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