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Thomas Howard, 1935-2020

October 16, 2020 Mark Brumley 4

Thomas Howard converted to Catholicism several years after I became a Catholic but even so he was extremely influential in helping me make sense of my conversion and in speaking to Evangelical friends about it. […]

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Soda and Cookie Mass?

October 21, 2019 Mark Brumley 11

Suppose a pastor announces at the end of Mass one Sunday that starting in the new year, his parish will feature a Soda and Chocolate-chip Cookie Mass for youth, at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. The […]


Amazonian Women Deacons?

October 19, 2019 Mark Brumley 44

The recommendation of some at the Amazon Synod regarding the ordination of married viri probati, proven men, to the priesthood may or may not be a good idea, but in any case it is in the […]

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Hell and Pope Francis

April 2, 2018 Mark Brumley 81

Let’s hope the lesson regarding Mr Scalfari has finally been learned so we don’t see further international headlines recounting this or that alleged contradiction by […]