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obex

obex  n.— «Like if a gay couple apply for ordination, that would clearly be an obex [obex is Latin term meaning “hindrance”].» —“‘You don’t harass them’” California Catholic Daily (San Diego, California) Nov...

Catholic school effect

Catholic school effect  n.— «If it makes sense you learn democracy by being randomly thrown together with a classroom of strangers, what could explain why chosen schools do better at it? It could be that parents are more involved, says...

bed head

bed head  n.— «Ms. Neighbor and Mr. Matz discovered Fishtown, a gentrifying blue-collar neighborhood adjacent to Northern Liberties, where, in the last five years, youthful faces with bed head have made their way among the traditionally...

gay church

gay church  n.— «But instead of going to Catholic church, I attend the gay church, the hair salon. Hell hath no fury like a hairdresser.» —“I’ve Been Bad…Very Bad!” Traveling Spotlight (Cleveland...

Rafia

Rafia  n.— «The Provisional IRA, once regarded as a staunch defender of the Catholic community, is rapidly losing all credibility over allegations of money laundering, theft and murder. It is already being referred to in some Catholic...