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Last Things by David Mills

Last Things: July-August 2021

David Mills

July-August 2021

“Don’t you fear dying?” a young woman asked me. I said I feared not dying. For her, death is the end of a life of pleasure. For me, it's the end of decline.

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Last Things: May 2021

David Mills

May 2021

Catholicism offers so many material things that convey God's grace: holy water, candles, relics. What's eating a little holy dirt when you've found God through all those things?

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April 2021

I enjoy what might be called “confessional tourism.” I’m fascinated by what confessors tell me, and so I tend to go to confession when I’m away from home.

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Last Things: March 2021

David Mills

March 2021

Politics gives us a lovely way to externalize our virtue. Or so we feel. The world encourages us to see our votes as acts in defense of light and against darkness.

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January-February 2021

A scholar wrote to me that she fears for “the next generation of writers who grew up texting.” I think she's right, but only to a limited extent.

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December 2020

It baffles me that self-consciously orthodox Catholics so blithely accuse Pope Francis of heresy. Catholic claims about the papacy, however qualified, are a high-wire act.

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November 2020

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October 2020

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September 2020

Writing directly about what one knows, without trying to impress anyone, produces the most interesting and enjoyable writing.

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July-August 2020

The passion for not masking has led to some Christians making ridiculous claims about Providence to justify not wearing one.

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June 2020

The world does not like seriously religious people, like conservative rural white American Christians and like the Ultra-Orthodox Jews.

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May 2020

As I write, the local bishop has removed all the sacraments from the people and closed all the churches...

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April 2020

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March 2020

Most Americans assume some people in power must be the good guys, people who can do something to fix things.

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January-February 2020

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December 2019

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November 2019

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October 2019

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September 2019

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July-August 2019

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June 2019

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May 2019

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April 2019

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