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The Carnival of Confession

An ex-Jesuit asks: can this sacrament be liberated?

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Cardinal Burke and the New Emangelicals: A Superfan’s Thoughts

Twitter can sometimes tell us when we first felt something, if it is the sort of thing we note on Twitter. This is my first report on Cardinal Burke. I knew of His Eminence before this day, but I had never really looked at him. Who know why the heart wants what it wants? Something…

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Televised Prayer: Rev.

People don’t pray on television. Let me rephrase that: when people pray on television, they pray badly. They ask God for stuff, and then they get it. Television prayer is usually depicted as a quid pro quo. That’s why it was surprising, in one of the final episodes of the BBC series Rev., to see…

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Torn Bread

Communion in a woman’s hands.

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My Priest-Do List

So, 1970s Australian songbird Olivia Newton-John (you may know her best as Sandy in Grease—OMGosh! I wonder if she knows Sister Janet Mead?) recently flew in a priest to do a house exorcism in the hopes of unvibing her recently suicided-in pad. One time my sister and I were at the airport and we came…