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Recent Published Works

 

WHY 'TRADS' SEEK TO ROOT THE CHURCH'S FUTURE IN THE PAST
U.S. CATHOLIC

July 19, 2022

While the Latin language and Gregorian chant recall the connection of the Catholic Church to the Roman Empire, neither of them has any connection to the language or music of the Bible or of Jesus. Indeed, Latin was the language of the empire that crucified Jesus.

A LITTLE LIFE AFTER A SCHOOL SHOOTING: A MOTHER'S PRAYER
CHURCH ANEW

June 9, 2022

He’s only 21 inches taller
Than an AR-15, stood on its end

A little life can’t outlast
A little bullet

Propelled by the latest technology
And a country’s bloodlust

And our leaders’ cold calculations
Of little lobbyists and big donations

So many little bullets
Sprayed out over little lives

AMERICA'S BLOOD MOON: DO NOT LOOK AWAY
CHURCH ANEW

May 20, 2022

I am talking here to my fellow White Christians, who make up the largest religious and racial group, population-wise, in our country. Too often we have imagined if we shut and scrunch our eyes up tight enough, the Blood Moon will vanish into the night. The pain and death of racism won’t have to be real to us. We can drink in the rhetoric that makes us feel better about the jobs we didn’t get, the college we didn’t get accepted into, or the money we don’t have (in our minds) without acknowledging that that same rhetoric led an 18-year-old boy/man to jump into his vehicle and drive from rural New York over 200 miles to the Blackest ZIP code he could find and start killing people because of the color of their skin.

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