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We believe in… the Communion of Saints

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Prayer, Protestantism, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Spirituality, Theology on November 1, 2011 at 22:07

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Colossians 1:24) Read the rest of this entry »

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The Meaning of Christian Mortification

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Conversion, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Tradition, Values on April 21, 2011 at 00:27

Our devotion begins not in some distant mission country but where we are right now, in our families and communities, amidst persons who bear the image and likeness of God Himself (read more…) Read the rest of this entry »

Why we should baptize with beer instead of water

In Abortion, Bible, Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, Feminism, God, Humor, Jesus, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Sacraments, Satire, Science, Secularism, Sin, Spoof, Theology, Tradition, Values on April 11, 2011 at 03:02

A Catholic DISSENT from the Pope’s prohibition of beer baptism: on exegetical, historical-critical, theological, pastoral, missiological, ecclesiological, epidemiological, semio-linguistic, scientific, phenomenological, anthropological, gender-egalitarian, epistemological, and faith-based grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the communion of saints?

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Protestantism, Quotes, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality on November 3, 2009 at 07:54

The holiness of any one of us benefits all, and the sin of any one harms all, for we are joined to one another, as we are all joined to Christ…

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Quotable Chesterton #1, on getting rich

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Distributism, Ethics, Jesus, Quotes, Values on July 5, 2009 at 00:12

“To be clever enough to get all that money, one must…

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Papal authority from St. Peter to St. Gregory VII

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Europe, History, Jesus, Latin, Orthodoxy, Politics, Priesthood, Religion, Saints, Society on June 30, 2009 at 09:10

The primacy of Rome was immediately acknowledged in the early Church; it was only its practical consequences that needed fine-tuning… (formerly “The Historical Context of Papal Authority”) Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Fasting and Abstinence

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Ethics, Faith, Food, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Law, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on February 24, 2009 at 07:48

We deny ourselves food that we may be filled with the Bread of Life; so that, being hungry, we may be filled with good things… Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Mortification

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Ethics, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Life, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on February 23, 2009 at 03:46

As soldiers drill at peacetime to be ready to fight when war comes, so we discipline ourselves to be ready to obey God’s  commands… Read the rest of this entry »

Reminders for Lent: Prayer

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Prayer, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on February 22, 2009 at 06:34

Prayer is the essence of the Christian life distilled into discrete moments, as a  friendship is crystallized into an embrace… Read the rest of this entry »

To L.C., on Luther and Protestantism

In Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Debate, Faith, God, Grace, Protestantism, Religion, Salvation, Theology on March 2, 2008 at 00:08

By way of commentary, therefore, I’ll be writing a series of posts on the theological and historical background of the Protestant Movement… Read the rest of this entry »

The true Church: Catholicism or Orthodoxy? (updated)

In Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Debate, Europe, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Medieval, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Religion, Theology, Tradition on February 23, 2008 at 08:06

… yet there is still only one Church, hence Pope John Paul II’s fervent wish that the Church breathe again with her two lungs… Read the rest of this entry »

On the papal encyclical “Saved by hope” (revised)

In Benedict XVI, Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Critique, Faith, God, Grace, Love, Opinion, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on November 30, 2007 at 21:17

The Holy See has just published Spe salvi, the new encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI. Dealing with the Christian doctrine of hope, it can be found on the Vatican website, or through the link on Papal Encyclicals.net. The following, of course, presupposes that one has read or will thereafter read the new document. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does doctrine matter? part 2 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Jesus, Logic, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on October 8, 2007 at 00:39

…We were living 2,000 years after the Apostles, in a land thousands of miles from the land they trod. My best friend’s other question was in point: what’s the point? Read the rest of this entry »

Why does doctrine matter? part 1 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Humor, Jesus, Life, Logic, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on September 29, 2007 at 20:42

…Weren’t we just bandying concepts, forming intellectual structures that were fascinating, but in the end, didn’t really matter? Wasn’t Christianity a mere mass of ideas, existing somewhere in a cloud of speculation, but having no link whatsoever with the life we lead? If it’s so real–as indeed, we believed it was–why was it complicated? Read the rest of this entry »

Approaches to the Problem of Evil

In Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Faith, God, Jesus, Life, Logic, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts on September 12, 2007 at 20:59

I’m just sharing here some thoughts I posted as comments to an article entitled “A Biblically Smart Answer to an Impertinently Stupid Question Read the rest of this entry »