Saints Abraham, Sarah, Moses, David

How far back can you trace your lineage? Most of us are curious about our roots. Thanks in part to the availability of online databases, people are now researching their genealogy in unprecedented numbers. We want to know who are biological forebears are. As Catholics, we want to know our spiritual forebears...

If Huck Finn Were Catholic

Men don’t read, and men don’t go to church. Hyperbole? Sure. As Flannery O’Connor famously remarked, for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures. Granted, women don’t buy all the books that are sold. But they buy most of them. And they don’t make up all of the congregation on Sunday....

Baseball Theology

In the bottom of the twelfth inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, Carlton Fisk hit a towering fly ball that would be a home run if it stayed fair. It hung in the air, he said later, for what felt like five minutes. Having left the batter’s box and taken a few steps toward first base, he stopped—not...

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