St. Nicholas or Santa Claus?

December 5, 2021 Sean Fitzpatrick 5

The Christian battle for Christmas is an uphill one—which is the very reason why it is one worth fighting. “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays” are the prophylactic, politically-correct slogans that smilingly strive to keep Christ […]

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A funeral feeling from Emily Dickinson

October 28, 2021 Sean Fitzpatrick 1

The season of souls is upon us, marked with playful front-porch ghosts and ghouls, prayerful cemetery remembrances, and all things spine-tingling, mind-shaking, and funereal. It is a chipper, cheerful time of year, despite the deathly […]

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Can You Handle Silence?

March 5, 2021 Sean Fitzpatrick 2

I had long read about martyrdom in the lives of the saints—how the souls of the martyrs had gone home to Heaven, how they had been filled with glory in Paradise, how the angels had […]