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“Body Blow… Body Blow… Mr. Verrecchio” – June 3rd, 2015 7:10 pm

“For Pope Francis, you see, Summorum Pontificum wasn’t an act of justice that clarified the fact that the Traditional Mass had never been abrogated; affirming that the Mass of Ages remains sacred and venerable for all generations. Rather, for him, it was simply a prudent way of dealing with the sensitivities of ideologues, and truly […]

Between Pissed and Pleased re: “Caitlyn” – June 3rd, 2014 1:00 pm

“Inner feelings must inevitably take on flesh, and gender—understood as a mere feeling—must inevitably express itself in material form.” What Daniel Davis is partly saying in this piece is that we should not forget precisely what Bruce Jenner did on the cover of Vanity Fair. Or, perhaps, what he did NOT do. And what Jenner […]

When Pop Culture Got It Right (A Song For Bernadette) – February 11th, 2015 1:41 am

My father recently admitted something I’ll not soon forget. There’s a scene in the 1943, four-time Academy Award-winning film (nah, our culture hasn’t dropped off the edge of a table) “The Song of Bernadette” when the father of the Marian seer Bernadette Soubirous greets his eldest daughter one morning. “Good morning, Bernadette”, says father Francois.  But […]