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The Dog Days of Summer

A dog on the porch in the summer.

It would be too much to say that I am enjoying my fourteenth August in Washington, DC. It would be better to say that I, born and raised in Vermont, am barely withstanding the heat and the humidity which the afternoon thunderstorms seem only to increase. The August Congressional Recess is a common sense practice for dealing with the DC summer: just... [Read more...]

Faith in the Flesh

St Bartholomew

The events that took place in Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago are not something far removed from us; they are events which affect us and become a lived experience in each of us. (Pope Francis, Homily for Pentecost, 2013) What Christian has not wished to have lived at the time of Christ? Loss of indoor plumbing and ice cream aside, who can deny... [Read more...]

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Saint Rose’s Christian Kool-Aid

Saint Rose of Lima

“Don’t drink the kool-aid!” Saint Paul tells us in the Epistle for today’s Mass. He warns the Thessalonians “not to be shaken out of [their] minds suddenly” by doomsday cultists claiming that the coming of the Lord is “at hand.” Many of the early Christians, especially those who knew Our Lord personally, were anticipating His second coming to be within their own lifetimes. But as the years passed it became clearer that we might be... [Read more...]

The Phat Man Challenge

Jacob Jordaens, The Bean King (The King Drinks)

One Fat Tuesday during my dissolute youth, I accepted an invitation to participate in an annual eating contest known as the Phat Man Challenge. The test: eat a 1.5 lb triple cheeseburger and a 1.5 lb plate of chili cheese fries in 25 minutes. The prize: everlasting glory, and a t-shirt. After 24 and a half minutes, feeling sicker than I’d ever felt in my short life and beginning to doubt my chances of survival, I put the last forkful of soggy, chili-soaked... [Read more...]

Blessed Are The Disaffected Voters

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This is a tale of two betweens. As far as the presidential election goes, we’re currently in that period of relative peace and quiet between the conclusion of the national conventions and the real frenzy of the general election. The confetti in Cleveland and Philadelphia was swept up weeks ago, but the first Trump-Clinton debate is still a month away. It’s the last time we’ll have as a nation to reflect and recollect before being subjected to... [Read more...]

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