Form your conscience in advance of the November election, with help from Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde.
Soren Johnson
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Our setting is prosaic. Everywhere, America. A hard-working dad sits on a park bench on a Sunday afternoon. Beside him is his wife, whom he rarely sees during the week because of the frenetic … more
The Tuesday before school started, the washing machine quit. Just like that, it went ominously silent —halfway through a big load. Older than many of my colleagues and twice as old as my … more
A friend and I jog regularly through Arlington, recently named “America’s most walkable suburb” and the “best place to live” in the country. And yet, in this supposed paragon community: … more
When my wife and I first moved to Northern Virginia, I introduced myself to a neighbor and learned that he was one of those rare native Virginians. Smiling at my surprise, he informed me that I was a … more
I’m beginning to wonder if something sacred is vanishing. Throughout my childhood from the late 70s to early 90s — pre-Internet, pre-cell phone — my Dad’s arrival home around 5:30 any day … more
Garrison Keillor once described a type of sermon that is like watching paint dry on a barn. Several years ago while observing paint dry in a now-forgotten parish in a far-off diocese (to be clear, … more
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”) should be out (or nearly) by the time you read this. If you are still reading this column, props to you. … more
“We cannot depart here unchanged,” said Father Paul D. Scalia in the funeral homily for his father, Justice Antonin Scalia. Indeed, as I listened to a son reflect on his dad and glimpsed the … more
On the fifth day home with five young kids five miles down an unplowed gravel road, something broke. Gratefully, it wasn’t my psyche. Or my back from shoveling. We did enjoy some Norman … more
New Year’s Resolutions, Inc.—surging in a bull market as I write these words—may appear benign but it propagates a Doctrine which should offend and scandalize every Christian. I should know. I … more
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