Let’s Give All This Burke News a Shave with Occam’s Razor

Sep 18 Let’s Give All This Burke News a Shave with Occam’s Razor

I’ve read a few articles lately about Cardinal Raymond Burke’s latest assignment and I’ll admit I’m not a big fan of it. Cardinal Burke was my choice for pope. But neither the conclave nor the Holy Spirit consulted me, and the last time I checked, that was a good thing. I’ve been known to make some horrible decisions. But this article isn’t about me and it...

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Are Movies, Television, and Books Making us Numb to Evil?

Sep 18 Are Movies, Television, and Books Making us Numb to Evil?

In my last piece here at Truth and Charity, I explained that we Christians need to be on guard against the banality of evil, where evil acts becomes so everyday that we do not even notice them as evil. We simply accept them as part of life, and are not rightly shocked at the evils being committed in our world. This idea is not new to Christianity. In fact St. Paul also warns against conforming...

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The Islamic State and the Banality of Evil

Sep 04 The Islamic State and the Banality of Evil

Lately, I have found myself lacking motivation to do my daily activities. It all seems somewhat pointless when I compare my life of relative ease to the lives of the Christians who are dying for their faith in Iraq and in other countries at the hands of Islamic extremists. I go about caring for my children and the house, and wondering why I am here, safe, with all my needs met while others are...

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Why Do I Write Blog Posts?

Aug 26 Why Do I Write Blog Posts?

I ask myself this question often. What makes sitting in front of my computer and organizing my thoughts a productive use of my time when the alternative activities for baby’s nap time (aka my recess) are: dishes, cleaning, sleep, a few episodes of The Office, reading, or catching up with a friend? What drives me to give my very precious break to something so amorphous? Primarily, I...

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What is the Catholic Response to the Illegal Immigrant Children Crisis?

Jul 30 What is the Catholic Response to the Illegal Immigrant Children Crisis?

Something tragic is happening in this country of ours. Tens of thousands of children are pouring over the border and our president has done nothing at all to stop it. In fact, while it happened, he fundraised. And fundraised. And fundraised some more. I’m pretty sure he’s not planning on using the revenue to help the situation, though. The tragedy is not the illegal immigration or the...

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Distinguishing Rationalization from the Right

Jul 22 Distinguishing Rationalization from the Right

It’s incredible to me the number of times I’ll be talking to a friend and they’ll admit to doing something wrong and then spend the next ten minutes expounding upon why it was ultimately a good thing that they chose the wrong action instead of pursuing righteousness. Friends who are guilty of sexual immorality, cheating, lying, and other sins will admit these sins to me and then talk about...

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