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It’s Easter Sunday In Amman, So I Slept In. What Happened Next Is Incredible…UPDATED

As you all should realize by now, a few of us from the Patheos Catholic Channel, and a handful of other religious bloggers, are visiting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Why I Am Catholic (The 200 Word Version)

I am Catholic to become whole, and to live fully. As St. John writes, “In Him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it…He was … Continue reading

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To Become Fully Human (A Work In Progress)

  A few thoughts as we endure a day of penance in remembrance of the lives of the unborn sacrificed on the altar of convenience. Thoughts that inevitably revolve around commemorating Jesus’s triumph over death, and His becoming what we … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Is Talking During Plane Flights Again (And You Know What That Means)

It means some folks will be writing their own encyclicals around his words. Shock! Remember a few days ago when Pope Francis steered clear of all kinds of controversy by discussing breast feeding in public? I can think of a … Continue reading

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To Leave the Shackles of Human History Behind

  It is ironic to run a post with a title claiming that one of the reasons Why I Am Catholic is to leave history behind. Especially when I have written in the past that one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Because I’m a Contrarian

A while back, I mentioned that I am a contrarian. That fact, explained here in a post originally published May 14, 2010, is one of the reasons why I am Catholic. My wife can tell you that I am wired … Continue reading

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Scott Hahn on Il Papa’s Decision, and Other Thoughts on the Papacy, Hiding in Plain Sight

The burden of the valley of vision. These seven words strung together, in a nice, taut sentence, is how the 22nd chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah starts off. Isaiah was given the gift of prophecy, and what … Continue reading

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Because of Thomas Merton, OCSO (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968)

This is part VII of my conversion story, tagged as 2BFrank in the Tag Cloud. I run it every year on this day to commemorate the death of Thomas Merton, who was also known as Father Louis. Yes, I am … Continue reading

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For the Courage to Obey the Call to Become a Catholic

There are a number of readers here who have decided intellectually that becoming a Catholic Christian is what they want to do with their lives. Others, who were Catholics at one time, find themselves yearning to return home. Yet both … Continue reading

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Because On this Ship, I Don’t Have to Decide Everything UPDATED

There has been a lot of fur flying around lately regarding prodigal groups (possibly) coming back into the fold, while others get a solid scolding, etc. Since the season of Advent, Catholics have endured changes to the Liturgy and a … Continue reading

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