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    From time to time, when I worship with my home congregation or, as tonight, visit with good friends (some of whom will shortly... [Read More]
God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky,... [Read More]
You may remember the story of his early ordination a few days ago. Today, I received an email from Deacon Brian Hill in the Diocese... [Read More]
Earlier today, several critics — notably, Elizabeth Scalia — pounced on a multimedia effort by the Archdiocese of Washington called "The Wuerl Record."  It laid... [Read More]
As a specialist in lived religion much of my memento mori research in Europe this summer has left me missing the human element of communion... [Read More]
Seidensticker produced Deuteronomy 22:28-29 as supposed self-evident proof that God "has no problem with rape" & indeed, "advocated" it. This is untrue, as I show. [Read More]
This week the man evangelicals said was God's choice to lead our nation went on a seven-tweet rant in which he called a black woman... [Read More]
We got to Mass just on time. That's a rarity, bus routes being what they are, but we were lucky. I had no idea what... [Read More]
Mother Teresa: Her extraordinary story and life of service to the poorest of the poor, as told in a three-part blog by guest writer Karen... [Read More]
    I was happy to see this:   "Apostle Speaks to Japanese Youth in Their Language at Face to Face Event:  Latter-day Saint youth... [Read More]
In light of yet more abuse scandals in different churches, Chris wrestles with the costs and benefits of Christianity as a highly organized religion. [Read More]
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis... [Read More]
Horrifying.  Devastating. Apocalyptic. The sad fact is, none of these words are adequate to describe the events described in the recently released grand jury report on... [Read More]
Cowering in the corner. Day after day, night after night, Bijay would withdraw to a corner of his home in an attempt to avoid becoming... [Read More]
Journalist Natasha Stoynoff spoke with the religious studies professor about his controversial new book. [Read More]
President Donald Trump says, "If you've seen me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear." Trump, how do you do in a... [Read More]
While being a "People Pleaser" has given me a sense of satisfaction at times, the outcome is fairly predictable. When I reflect back on choices I've made,... [Read More]
    For anybody who plans on attending BYU's Education Week this year, which runs from 21 August through 24 August, I'll be speaking from... [Read More]
St. Norbert's ministry didn't begin until he was literally knocked off his horse during a lightning storm. Norbert took this as a sign. When he... [Read More]
Several years ago on this blog, I posted the sad news that a young priest had inexplicably taken his own life: Last Thursday, our classmate,... [Read More]