Tons of families don’t bring their kids to church regularly and yet manage to wrestle them through the whole first communion rigamarole for the sake of tradition, or to appease Grandma, or for the photo op, or, I don’t know, because it’s just what you do? Somehow, though, despite my worst best efforts, I am not those people.
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The Brood: How to Be a Bad Catholic
Bad Catholics don’t pray the rosary, but have at least five stashed around their house (and one in their car). Bad Catholics have no idea when the Holy Days of Observation are. Bad Catholics will receive the Eucharist at your wedding or funeral, even if they already broke their fast by toasting you in the parking lot
Evolution and Magnalia Dei
By John W. Farrell In the years since I first started writing about human evolution and the Church, there’s been an encouraging growth in the desire of Catholics to grapple with the challenges posed to some of the classical Christian doctrines by the science of evolution. The most important one remains the doctrine ofContinue reading “Evolution and Magnalia Dei”