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All the light we cannot see

October 19, 2021 Thomas M. Doran 1

Some years ago, I read a novel entitled All The Light We Cannot See (2014) by Anthony Doerr, a title with multiple meanings: scientific, cultural, and moral. This was a story of a blind French […]

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First the diagnosis, then the cure

August 14, 2021 Thomas M. Doran 20

Fewer Catholics are attending Mass. Fewer Catholics accept the Church’s teaching about the Eucharist, about the sanctity of unborn life, about the Christian’s responsibility to the poor and suffering, about marriage, about Jesus as the […]

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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 […]