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Dr. Tod Worner

Tod Worner

Tod Worner is a husband, father, Catholic convert & practicing internal medicine physician. He is also a Fellow of the Word on Fire Institute and the Managing Editor of the upcoming Word on Fire Institute Journal. His blog, "Catholic Thinking", is found at He also writes for Patheos ("A Catholic Thinker") and the National Catholic Register. Follow him on Twitter @thinkercatholic.

Dr. Tod Worner Latest Blog Posts

God and the Imperfect Practice of Medicine

Practitioners need to be humble and, consequently, more human.

by Dr. Tod Worner . February 15, 2019 . 0 Comments

Among my favorite statistics are those that a) fully comport with my worldview or b) those that I simply make up. The following stat belongs to the latter category: 85% of life’s anxieties would be ameliorated if ...

On Moments

by Dr. Tod Worner . October 09, 2018 . 0 Comments

There was a moment. Whittaker Chambers was a staunch Communist. Committed to the Party and its dictates, he had devoted his existence to leading an unapologetic double life. In the name of Revolution, he would lie and c...

On Finding the Shakespeare I Never Knew

by Dr. Tod Worner . July 27, 2018 . 0 Comments

When I was in ninth grade, Mr. Pass, my English teacher, gave us an assignment: read Hamlet. As you know, Hamlet is no light read—especially for a fifteen-year-old. But I gave it my level best. In one of...

Bobby the Lion, Bobby the Lamb: What Tragedy Taught Robert Kennedy

by Dr. Tod Worner . May 21, 2018 . 0 Comments

“Bobby is a vicious little monster,” the Teamster lawyer snarled about the withering prosecution waged by the Bobby Kennedy, the Chief Counsel of the Senate Rackets Committee (the 1957-60 select committee inv...

God and Anne Sullivan: What I Learned from Re-Watching “The Miracle Worker”

by Dr. Tod Worner . April 03, 2018 . 0 Comments

It had been years since I had seen it. And it was even better than I remembered. The Miracle Worker is a play written by William Gibson in 1957 and made into an Academy Award winning film in 1962. Culled from Helen Kel...