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Transformed By Beauty ebook

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|

The good people at Covenant Eyes have produced a thought-proving four-part ebook titled Transformed By Beauty, which points toward the antidote for compulsive (or causal) porn use. Edited by Sam Guzman and Amanda Zurface and strung across four interviews, I guarantee you haven't come across a treatment like this.  We dive deep with (in order) Father Thomas [...]

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When idols fall

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

  For those who care deeply about celebrities, no matter how "has been," the bloom was taken off Christmas this year with the one-two loss of singer George Michael on Christmas Day and actress Carrie Fisher just hours ago as I write this. Here is one of Carrie Fisher's  final TV interviews, only taped weeks ago. [...]

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Porn free!

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|

A lot of effort is expended by Christians talking about the problem of pornography (we hear of the scourge of porn, the  and damages of porn ) and so little effort on what to do about it, at least on a personal level.       Last week on  Catholic Answers Live, I interviewed a young man [...]

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An unusually Catholic politician

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

Do you know how the Vietnam War started? Until last month, I hadn’t really thought about it. I knew the French were there before World War II; I knew (vaguely) about Ho Chi Minh in the North; and I knew that the Soviet Union and the United States were playing a game of Cold War chess by proxy. [...]

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A brief for balance

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

Polite society prizes moderation, doesn’t it? We’re told (in a maxim with various versions) that “in all things moderation.” This is commonly understood to mean that the alternative to moderation is extremism, which is unwise, either because a) it peters out quickly; or b) it’s is rooted in a volatile emotional impulse. Makes sense, right? Yes, but. Here’s [...]

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Welcome to the new orthodoxy

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

The world and its worldly way of interpreting reality is getting stranger by the hour. Consider. Jeremy Irons is acknowledged by most movie and theatre lovers to be one of the greatest living actors.  He endorsed Green Party candidate Caroline Lucas in 2015; his best man was the Openly Gay [tm] Christopher Biggins; and his big break [...]

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