Crying in Church

July 23, 2017

I was having one of those weeks… you know the ones, just the idea of your to do list makes you break out in a cold sweat. Breathing gets more difficult. Waves of anxiety hit you as your blood pressure creeps up with each passing day of Summer. “A month of Sundays” one friend very aptly commented. Yes. That Sunday night feeling that started somewhere in 4th grade because you…

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How to Survive a (Catholic) Zombie Apocalypse

January 6, 2017

It’s a new year and — as a result —  we are one year closer to the eventual zombie apocalypse that will inevitably overrun the world.  However, if you are Catholic, then you need not wait for The Walking Dead to become a reality.  You need only to look around your Church to find a whole slew of fellow Catholics doing their best spiritual impression of the undead, and, just…

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Embracing Your Catholic Strangeness: Walker Percy, Faith, and the Human Person

August 13, 2016

Have you ever had an out-of-body experience before? Neither have I.  What I have been experiencing most recently though are out-of-culture experiences.  By this I mean moments of unusual clarity in which I come to a somewhat profound understanding of just how peculiar my life as a Catholic really is compared to the wider cultural experience around me. For example, as I processed forward in the communion line at mass…

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