Category Archives: Learning

I’ve Never Read René Girard, But I Will Now

So many books, and so little time. That’s my excuse, anyway. In light of René Girard’s passing, I read this article by Grant Kaplan today and learned that the final book he wrote had to do with Carl von Clausewitz.

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For Augustine’s Thoughts On Truth, And How They Relate To Present Controversies

What follows is from one paragraph of St. Augustine’s Confessions . I was just reading these thoughts this morning, having just made it into Book X of the good Doctor’s well known, but never read by me, memoir. I share them … Continue reading

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For These Thoughts Of Anthony The Great (A Few Words For Wednesday)

From Sr. Benedicta Ward’s The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, here are four sayings attributed to St. Anthony the Great.

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430 Followers! YIMCatholic Has Left Patheos. Here’s The 411…

Aloha, readers! Remember me? This is just a short dispatch to let you know that the blogging colossus *cough* you’ve known, loved, and followed all these years, has resigned his commission at the Patheos Catholic Channel. Henceforward, I’ll be cruising … Continue reading

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Heading To Philly For The World Meeting Of Families? Watch These Videos…

My pal, Diana von Glahn, aka The Faithful Traveler,  lives in Philadelphia. Lucky her! She’ll be seeing Pope Francis, and a couple of million people inflating the population of the city, come the World Meeting Of Families in September. Even … Continue reading

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Because The Church Is Our Pillar Of Fire

For Christmas, we were given one of those little inspirational calendars. You know the kind. Every day you flip a page over and meet a new quote to great the day with. The person who bought ours got it from … Continue reading

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The Definition Of A Gentlemen (A Few Words For Wednesday)

While I was on vacation, I started thumbing through a book my wife picked up for me at our public library’s used book sale. Edited by a Fr. Raphael H. Gross, of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the somewhat … Continue reading

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Because Jesus Said Plenty About Marriage, and Other Inconvenient Stuff Too…UPDATED

Hey y’all. Didn’t you know that Jesus didn’t say nothin about homosexuality in the Bible? True story. You ain’t gonna find Our Lord say that particular word nowheres in the Scriptures. It’s like he never heard of that situation. Heck, … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Gay Marriage Decision From My Bishop…UPDATED

And from the Supreme Court justices themselves. First up is the initial, and wise, reaction of my bishop, Richard F. Stika, “Sad moment in the history of our nation. But we move on. No same sex marriages will be celebrated … Continue reading

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For Pascal’s Thoughts On The Mystery Of Corpus Christi

Back when I was toying around with the idea of actually trying to be a Christian, I personally got a nice kick in the rear from reading Blaise Pascal’s thought #224 on the Eucharist, How I hate these follies of … Continue reading

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