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DRAFT SCHEDULE Friday, 4/13 6:00-7:30 PM – Check-in 7:10-7:30 PM – Evening Prayer 7:30-8:00 PM – Praise/Worship 8:00-8:45 PM – Talk 1 Fr. Paul 9:00-10:00 PM – Pastoral Prayer 9:00-10:30 PM – Fellowship Saturday, 4/14 7:40-8:00 AM – Rosary 8:00-8:25 AM – Mass (Fr. Buttrick) 8:30-9:30 AM – Breakfast 9:30-10:00 AM – Praise/Worship 10:00-10:45 AM […]

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Statistics We Refuse to Collect

“There are no statistics!” cried a critic of an article I wrote for Crisis a couple of weeks ago. I had asked a prominent Jesuit to open his eyes and look at the vast human misery caused by the breakdown of sexual mores in the West. Had I laced the piece with statistics, people would have complained that […]

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By Rejecting God, Modern Man Rejects His Humanity

Modern man is at a precipice. We all know it. The yearning for something more than empty selves, fleeting friendships, the “joyless quest for joy,” and a desire for the sublime are all indicative of the dimly lit flame St. Augustine says remains in us even after the Fall. Like Aristophanes’s separated man we are busy […]

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Islam: A Giant Step Backwards for Humanity

One of the big mysteries of our day is how so many supposedly enlightened Catholics have managed to get it so wrong about Islam for so long. It’s understandable that in the 1960s, when the Islamic world was relatively quiescent, Catholics might entertain the high hopes for Islamic-Catholic relations expressed in Nostra Aetate. But this is 2017 and […]

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