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Is science really real?

October 11, 2020 Thomas M. Doran 9

I see a lot of posts and lawn signs and hear a lot of public voices proclaiming “Science is Real”. But what is science telling us versus what we’d prefer to believe, or have been […]

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The Cross and the current crisis

May 12, 2020 Thomas M. Doran 6

“How could this happen?” we ask ourselves, and anyone else who’s willing to listen. I’ve been reading Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ at two pages a day for many months. He has the tedious habit […]

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Harsh Voices and Divine Mercy

April 18, 2020 Thomas M. Doran 0

Some writers have a talent for composing stories or poems that contrast a yearning for truth and meaning with glimpses of the underbelly of human nature, often grim and raw stories that can give one […]

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Taking the Time for Great Literature

March 23, 2020 Thomas M. Doran 3

This is a good time to dive into a worthy story: Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky), The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), Death Comes for The Archbishop (Cather), The Quiet American (Greene), The Chronicles of Narnia […]

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Evangelization “unmasked”

November 8, 2019 Thomas M. Doran 5

Survey after survey of religion in America demonstrates that atheism, agnosticism, and the “nones” are steadily increasing, with many of the “nones” once identifying as Catholics and other Christians. While some of these profess a […]