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Insightful observations, questions, and commentary on everything and anything, as seen through the lens of the Catholic Church’s ancient wisdom and luminous worldview.


The Quickest Way to Become God

If we think of God as The Supreme Being, and follow the cultural trend to treat God as either absent or non-existent, then we mere mortals become, by default, the new Supreme Beings. Disaster follows, as we see all around us.

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The Joyful, Charitable, Invisible March for Life

This year the Greene household sent a delegation to the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, an event I attended almost thirty years ago. Here is a brief account of the experience, and some of the realities one encounters while marching for the unborn.

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Bringing Christmas With Us

The beautiful feasts of the Christmas season give us resplendent light and hope, and orient us again to the great good news of God's saving presence among us. Now we must bring all these blessings with us into the new year ahead.

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On the Death of a Chicken

Sometimes it is the little bumps in the road of life - whether human or chicken - that provide an unexpected opportunity for life lessons and a display of hidden talents.

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What Advent Offers the World

The glorious season of Advent gives Catholics a unique gift to offer a world steeped in darkness and despair.

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Does God Exist - Proof #1 (The Unmoved Mover)

This is the first in a series of five blog posts introducing St. Thomas Aquinas 5 Proofs for the existence of God. In this first installment we will outline and examine Proof # 1, known as the proof from motion or change.

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The Church, the Culture, and a Brand-New Institute

Four years ago, in August of 2019, the Pew Research Center dropped a statistical bombshell on the Catholic Church in America. In a survey of self-identified Catholics in the United States, almost 70% of those who responded said they did not believe what the Church teaches about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, instead saying that they believed the bread and wine becomes a symbol of the Body and Blood of Christ.

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