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Real Men Love Babies

By |2018-04-24T04:14:39+00:00July 30th, 2015|Essay|

Do real men love babies? Everything about these pooping, screaming, totally helpless little people—the babies, that is—challenges a man’s feral instincts and refined sensibilities. Yet, whether we like it or not, babies put to rest the frenzied individualism, the restless search for purpose, and the demand for instant ego gratification so predictable among the

The Protohomosexual

By |2018-04-24T04:17:15+00:00May 14th, 2015|Essay|

Why are so many straight people pro gay? Because the normalization of homosexuality is the premier achievement of heterosexual ideology. “Gay” and “straight” are not taxonomies but ideologies. They are not orientations but disorientations: whether bi-, homo-, or hetero-, hyphenated sexuality makes us lose our sense of direction toward the truly sexual, and the victims

The Writing Life

By |2018-04-24T04:18:04+00:00April 10th, 2015|Essay|

Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. I am a published writer, it’s true: but that does not mean I am a good writer—just read anything I’ve had published! For example, in 2008 I signed a royalty-advance contract with Upper Room Books

When it Hurts: How to Share the Catholic Faith with Non-Catholics

By |2018-04-24T04:21:17+00:00April 8th, 2015|Essay|

This is for the broken hearted, those men and women who have risked sharing the faith only to be psychoanalyzed, slighted, even shamed. God knows sometimes you just need a box of Kleenex and a few hours before the Blessed Sacrament. Or a cup of coffee with your parish priest. Or a big bear hug

Why Are Catholic Mom Blogs So Awesome?

By |2018-04-24T04:19:39+00:00March 4th, 2015|Essay|

Why are Catholic Mom Blogs so awesome? You can almost hear the holy noise of their children playing in the other room while they upload photos from last night’s Candlemas dinner party. Joy spills onto every homepage like that glass of orange juice the toddler knocked over this morning. Intelligence lies open on every blog

Anglican Decline and Its Biblical Remedy

By |2018-04-24T04:23:51+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Essay|

For years, I thought I was called to be an Anglican priest. My wife and I wanted to plant an Anglican church in Minneapolis. To that end, I attended a beautiful Anglican seminary couched in the forests of Wisconsin. There, surrounded by men and women much holier than myself, I was challenged to grow up

Catholicism and the New Creation

By |2018-04-24T04:24:28+00:00March 2nd, 2015|Essay|

“This is not Middle Earth, this is not Middle Earth,” I kept telling myself. But how else could I make sense of the towering cathedrals, the Tradition and the Scriptures, the real evil to fight and the real good to defend? It was the spring of 2014. My wife, Brittany, and I were about

This Lent, Prepare Yourself for a Marian Consecration

By |2018-04-24T04:26:03+00:00February 20th, 2015|Essay|

Want to drop a V6 engine into your Volkswagen Bug prayer life? Would you like to battle sin and Satan and sabotage like the mighty saints of yore? Then gird your loins, get on your knees, and prepare yourself for Marian Consecration. Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary… Today, Friday, February 20th, is not only