True confessions, Miami vice, and the communion of saints…

Ever wondered if your confessor was letting you off lightly, or if Father X’s reputation for harsh penances meant he should dial it back a little? Ever wanted to know if there are, you know, rules about what a priest can assign in the confessional? Well, this week, Michelle McDaniel talked to several priests to try to answer these questions and let you in behind the grill a little…

Praise the Lord

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How much does the Church influence politics? It depends on how much the Church maintains her discipline and focus on Christ…

As a resident of New York State for the first nineteen years of my life, I remember hearing my mother and father discuss whether they ought to vote again for Nelson Rockefeller as Governor of the Empire State, considering that after a period of extra-marital affairs he had divorced his first wife only to marry again almost immediately…

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Do you often cringe after conversations, convinced you made a bad impression? Relax. Research shows that people like you more than you think… …

After meeting someone for the first time, do you see yourself as a glittering conversationalist, a kind of Wildean wit whose bons mots sparkled and delighted? Or do you find yourself wincing at every possible faux pas, imagining all the ways you may have bored or offended?

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Bill Freehan of the Detroit Tigers died Aug. 19. He was a Catholic gentleman behind the plate…

As Major League Baseball begins its post-season, let us pause and remember the late, great Bill Freehan of the Detroit Tigers, who died this past August 19: a Catholic gentleman and a great ballplayer. If I say that Bill Freehan was the Motown equivalent of Brooks Robinson, please understand that as the highest tribute a native Baltimorean could pay to a ballplayer and a man.

Praise the Lord

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