Tag Archive: Tucson shootings

Westboro Baptist Church: The Face of Evil

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I recently read a very interesting book entitled, “The Rite,” written by an Italian journalist who accompanied a modern-day exorcist, Fr. Gary Thomas, during his training in Rome. (I haven’t seen the movie.) In the book, one of the parishioners asks the priest not to discuss evil spirits and demonic possession during his sermon because…

The Coarsening of America

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Ever since the Tucson shootings, we’ve heard about civility ad nauseum. Everyone has been calling for civility including the President at the memorial service in Tucson and during his State of the Union address. We heard a lot about civility after 9/11 as well.  People were kinder to each other – more polite, more courteous. …