Category Archives: Catholic thought/religion/culture

Monastery closing

The sun has set on an important place in the Catholic world for Utahns.  Holy Trinity Monastery in Huntsville UT has seen the last of her monks leave.  The writing has been on the wall for some time, but it … Continue reading

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Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap – Logan is meeting every Monday at 6:30pm this term.  I am presenting at the next meeting (Monday March 13) on Religion and the Public Square.  Newman Center social hall (basement of Newman Center, on corner of … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross during Lent

I will be helping lead the Stations of the Cross (according to the method of St Francis of Assisi) every Friday during Lent, noon at the St Jerome Chapel / Newman Center.  It is a beautiful and solemn devotion.  All … Continue reading

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March for Life

It has become cliche to gripe about liberal bias in the media, true as it may remain.  But given the extraordinary amount of attention paid to the “Women’s March” last week, I could not help myself and was keen to … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr

On this celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., it is worth re-reading one of his most famous letters – the Letter from Birmingham Jail.  First published in the Atlantic, they republished it today here. One thing a re-reading will show … Continue reading

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Christian – Mormon dialogue

Given where I teach, the question about the relationship between Mormonism and Christianity is something that comes up quite often in my classes and in general religious discussion.  For those interested in that discussion, this article may be of interest. … Continue reading

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Abortion language

Hillary Clinton was on Meet the Press on Sunday, and a surprising amount of time was devoted to asking her about abortion (usually Republicans get those questions, not Democrats).  Clinton was making the point that her position is in line … Continue reading

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On sin, love, and the Grateful Dead

I read this fine article on love and the Grateful Dead this morning and it occasioned the following reflection: Though this may seem odd to some, I think the Lennon song “Imagine” is one of the stupidest songs ever written.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Originally posted on Saint Socrates Society:
As most know, it is the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death and so the occasion for his Feast Day.  I suppose Saint Patrick’s Day has become, like Christmas, as much of a secular holiday…

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Upcoming Lecture, “The Beginning of Life”

The USU Catholic Newman Center will hold its annual Newman lecture on Tuesday, October 20 from 4:30-6:00pm.  The speaker this year is Maureen Condic, professor of neuro-biology at the University of Utah.  Her lecture is titled, “The Beginning of Life”.  Eccles Science Learning Center, … Continue reading

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