January 18, 2020
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Thomas Addis

THOMAS ADDIS is a retired high school teacher and published author, most recently authoring a children's book, A Gift of Light, which is available at Amazon. An M.A. graduate of Oakland University, he is Associate Editor of Catholic Journal. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and cycling.

A Miracle, of Sorts

Let me start by saying that the story I’m about tell is not about a miracle—at least not the kind of miracle that we often associate with the Christmas season. So, this is not a story about a poor beggar who suddenly becomes a millionaire or a dying...

Getting it Correct

In October of 2017, I wrote an article entitled “A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno.” In order to understand what I am about to write, you need to read that article first. I first learned of Fr. Capodanno while watching a documentary about his...

Losing Reverence

In the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, an eight-year-old chess prodigy, Josh, is taking chess lessons from Bruce, his tutor. In an attempt to motivate Josh, Bruce reaches into his valise and very slowly and reverently begins to remove a white...

The Great Manipulation

Did you ever wonder how the homosexual lifestyle went from disrepute to almost general acceptance in just the past ten years or so? I found this change inexplicable until I discovered two enlightening articles. One was written in 2004 by R. Albert...

Remembering

On Memorial Day, it behooves us to reflect upon the ultimate sacrifice that so many American soldiers have made so that all of us can enjoy the blessings of liberty.  It is that ultimate sacrifice and what happens after that touched my heart this...

The Principle of Vows

Every year around April 15, when federal taxes are due, several radio and television stations create a fictitious individual with W-2s, deductions, capital gains, losses, investments, etc. and submit that information to twenty different tax...

But It’s Only an Oath

In a scene from Robert Bolt’s wonderful play A Man for All Seasons, Thomas More is incarcerated in the Tower of London because he refuses to take an oath acknowledging the supremacy of King Henry VIII over all foreign leaders, including the...

A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time, in the early 1800s, there was a very poor country, so poor, in fact, that many of its citizens left for other countries.  However, this nation did have one thing in which it excelled—literacy. Nearly 75% of the population...

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