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The Future of Catholicism Part 4: Neo-Conservative Catholicism

Teaching in a Zombie Catholic high school was, for me, a mixed bag. Mostly, it was hugely dispiriting to face the bored, tired hordes of modern Philistines who were thrown at me relentlessly, class after […]

Apr, 02

The Future of Catholicism Part 3: Zombie Catholicism

After completing my Master’s degree, I spent ten years teaching in an all-boys ‘Zombie Catholic’ school in the suburbs of Rhode Island. With a few notable exceptions, the students I taught and were exactly like […]

Apr, 02

The Future of Catholicism Part 2: Liberal Catholicism

Shortly after being received into the Church in 1994, I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Theology. For various reasons, I enrolled in a program at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (subsequently merged with […]

Apr, 02

The Future of Catholicism Part 1: Introduction

I converted to Catholicism almost 22 years ago, shortly after graduating from college. Like many recent converts, my journey to Rome was largely an intellectual one: my search for meaning and integrity began in earnest […]

Apr, 02


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