Dominic

Why we need to stop venerating exorcists…

Why we need to stop venerating exorcists…

Something has disturbed me in watching the hype over exorcists the last few decades. I think it's come down to all the horror and thriller movies, where an exorcist priest is brought in as the last line of defense against evil. And it's true, they should be a last...

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Why Catholics respect Horror as a genre

Why Catholics respect Horror as a genre

I have a growing respect for horror as a genre. But I have never enjoyed them. I don't think that's possible. As a little kid, I was shattered and terrified at the black and white transformation of a man into a werewolf on late night tv. Later on in my early 20s, I...

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Fighting the ‘call to holiness’

Fighting the ‘call to holiness’

Sometimes I think that if you're not in battle with God, you might not be moving at all. The meaning of 'Israel' is the God-Wrestler, someone who 'contends with God'. I think we all need to go through that challenge, if only that we can be broken by it. I'm not saying...

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I lost my apocalypse… now what?

I lost my apocalypse… now what?

Apocalypses are fantastic tools to get people moving, to get them to do what you want them to do. As someone raised on the thin gruel of an apocalyptic future - a radical traditionalist - I should know. Our leaders kept us paralyzed or frenzied with fear at the amount...

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