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Two book reviews I recently composed…

…are up at One Peter Five. 1) BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Gomorrah by St. Peter Damian The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damian’s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption, Translated and Annotated with Biographical Introduction by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman (Ite Ad … Continue reading

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The Church must not be appropriated by political and business interests…

FROM THE PASTOR December 13, 2015 by Fr. George W. Rutler Parameters are measurable factors that define a system, in the sense of a criterion or framework—like the parts that make the whole. The parameters of religion and science complement … Continue reading

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Jesus submitted to the judgment of Pontius Pilate…

FROM THE PASTOR   December 6, 2015 by Fr. George W. Rutler During the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia [cf. Culture Wars, November 2015], a relatively unknown figure, the Archbishop of Krakow and future John Paul II, said: “We are … Continue reading

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The most important facts of the human condition…

FROM THE PASTOR November 29, 2015 by Fr. George W. Rutler The Church has a long memory. One might well say that she “is” memory. She is in fact the memory of the human race. In her nascent form in … Continue reading

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No evil to resist, and no holiness to attain…

FROM THE PASTOR November 22, 2015 by Fr. George W. Rutler Our former church was begun in 1857 and rebuilt after a fire in 1892. When I kneel before the high altar, which was moved to its present location in … Continue reading

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Fugazi, fugazi, fugazi…

(A “fugazi” is mentioned shortly after 0:38.) I’m always taken aback to learn that “normal people” and “people I consider friends” don’t know who Fugazi is, much less have never listened to their music. Not that I’m “being that guy”, … Continue reading

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“If you are against privilege…”

“…this college is privilege.” HT to Crude. Microaggression is so 2015.

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