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Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Church | Diocese of Lansing

Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Church | Diocese of Lansing — Read on http://www.dioceseoflansing.org/news/clergy-sexual-abuse-crisis-church I love my bishop. A true man of Christ. Predators, you can run, but you can no longer hide. Justice is coming.

Happy 11th Birthday, Cecilia Rose Birzer!

When our beloved Cecilia Rose passed away 11 years ago, I vowed that I would write about her or to her every year on her birthday, as a way to keep her memory alive as one of my… Read More

ISI’s #1 Best Seller of July: AMERICAN CICERO

Ok, at the moment, my excitement has overwhelmed my humility (ha!).  I’m thrilled to announce that July 2018’s best seller from ISI Books is my 2010 biography of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. https://home.isi.org/3-most-popular-books-right-now And, until the end of… Read More

American Cicero (Hardback) for $3

It’s a Fourth of July miracle! ISI is offering the hardback of my Charles Carroll of Carrollton biography for only $3. No joke. $3. Stock up for all of 2018 holiday needs, now. And, help feed the Birzer… Read More

My EWTN Interview on The American Founding

I had a wonderful time talk with Peggy Normandin.  She’s an excellent interviewer.  Here’s her writeup: Independence Day presents an excellent opportunity to reflect on the blessings of our American heritage. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy… Read More

Happy 20th Anniversary, Dedra!

As of tomorrow, my wife, originally known as Dedra Shawn McDonald, and I have been married exactly 19 years and 365 days.  Way back on June 27, 1998, we promised to love, honor, and obey each other in… Read More

Mark Hollis Brought Me Back to Christianity

It was Talk Talk’s final track, “Time it’s Time,” that fully brought me back to my long neglected Christian faith in 1988.  And, with lots of help from some guy I met in Morocco and with hours upon… Read More

The Garden Redeemed: A Quiet Saturday

Joseph of Arimathaea came and took the body away. He was joined by Nicodemus, who brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it, with the spices, in strips… Read More

Father Dwight, “Of Gods, Girls, and Glory” (TIC)

The story of the Blessed Virgin Mary accepting the Son of God is related to all the pagan myths of gods and girls. It is related to all the Cinderella stories of poor girls swept off their feet… Read More

Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” 1934

Source: Christopher Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” The Criterion 14 (October 1934), 1-26. cd religion and the totalitarian state 1934

Returning to Catholicism. . . in Morocco, 1988 (TIC)

There I, a convinced atheist, stood alone in a sandy and windy world, devoid of water, trees, or anything that seemed to be alive. And I couldn’t help but wonder what madness had overcome me… 1,293 more words via… Read More

Canonicity of the New Testament

Canonicity of the New Testament.  The English word “Gospel” was first coined in 950AD in Lindesfarne, by an Anglo-Saxon monk/priest.  It means “God’s spell” or “God’s story.”  It is a translation of the Greek word euangelion.   Dates… Read More