PRESSURE from Above and Below

Commentary from Desmond A. Birch: Brothers and Sisters, I received an article which centers on something I’ve been very concerned about for decades. It is this: WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO USED TO PUBLICLY CONFRONT THOSE WHO USE THE “PRESSURE FROM ABOVE – PRESSURE FROM BELOW” TACTIC TO DESPOIL OUR WESTERN CIVILIZATION? The absence of […]

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Breaking Bad: Philosophy and Art

By Charlie Johnston I got four complaints yesterday that people could not get the “Donate” button to work on the CORAC site. The best I can come up with at this point is that some browsers do not integrate well. Also, when people use duck-duck-go as the search engine on their phone to donate, it […]

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Inapproachable Light

(Msgr. Charles Pope has written another gem of breathtaking beauty, The Gifts of Wonder and Awe Are More Necessary Than Ever, found here . Received in meditative mode, his piece published today is heart piercing. Received with intent to correct any egocentric, selfish ways of approaching God, it has great potential to transform our relationship […]

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From the Fiery Furnace

(This was a comment by a faithful Priest who is a longtime reader and occasional commenter here. It describes the view from the pulpit from those who, despite the trials of these times, endeavor to live their mission with fidelity and fortitude. I liked it so much I reprint it, with permission, as a stand-alone […]

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Clergy Be Holy

(Two of the things that worry me these days are actually flip sides of a single coin. On the one hand, I worry that some people are going to be indiscriminate about condemning honorable – though sometimes timid – clerics because of the hideous behavior of some in the clergy. On the other, I worry […]

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