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Why we need the great rituals of Halloween

Why we need the great rituals of Halloween

With my little girl 8 years old this year, I've wanted to sit and think through my objections to Halloween, as a cultural thing, as a psychological thing. Halloween as we see it today is a more recent thing, within the last century. I think it is largely obsessed over...

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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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The Lie about the Naked Truth

The Lie about the Naked Truth

Something has been bothering me; the paradox of the truth shall set you free, and at the same time, it called the sword of truth. I love social media. But the way it's set up has soured an entire generation of discussion. In our last century, truth and lies have been...

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