Chase Padusniak

June 2, 2017

Book Review: “The Lion of Münster” by Fr. Daniel Utrecht

Blessed Clemens August Graf von Galen is a name that deserves to be better known in the United States. Fr. Daniel Utrecht of the Oratory’s faith-filled
February 2, 2017

Be Catholic, Be Local

A friend of mine grew up in an orthodox Jewish community of almost entirely Syrian descent. These days it’s pretty well off. There are many who are
November 30, 2016

Advent and the Politics of Hope

Advent is upon us—a season of hope, of expectation, and traditionally of penance as we turn toward the savior to be born of the Virgin in
November 15, 2016

A Martyr to Intercede for a Nation Divided

My last post here also happens to have been about a martyr, and a Byzantine one at that. Again, here I’d like to talk about a
October 31, 2016

Remembering a Soviet Martyr on Halloween

This week begins with Halloween, my favorite holiday as a kid, and (as the name suggests) the night before All Saints’ Day (also known as All
September 29, 2016

Reading the Bible: An Act of Protest

It was two and a half years ago while I was living in England when a Protestant friend of mine walked up to me and asked
August 23, 2016

The Politics of Place

I just wrote about this issue at my blog on Patheos and The American Conservative has been covering the question for years, but the importance of