Tag Archives: Doctors of the Church

The 5 Ways Of Worshiping God (Listicles By The Saints)

I’ve been reading some of the selections on the YIMCatholic Bookshelf. As it turns out, a good number of the books in that collection are written by authors whose names begin with the letter S. Saint this, or Saint that, … Continue reading

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For The Prayers Of St. Gregory Of Narek (A Few Words For Wednesday) UPDATED

A few days ago, Pope Francis declared St. Gregory of Narek our newest Doctor of the Church. It appears that Grigor Narekatsi is a man of many talents. The hastily compiled list of his accomplishments on Wikipedia includes, “monk, poet, … Continue reading

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For Mind Blowing, Franciscan Thoughts, on the Incarnation by Bl. John Duns Scotus UPDATED

What follows is a republished version of a post I ran on Christmas day in the Year of Our Lord, 2012. I’ll even leave the comments  that were published from thoughtful readers at that time. Enjoy! Merry Christmas, everyone! On … Continue reading

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Oftentimes, The Best Blog Post Is The One With The Fewest Words…

Grasshopper recommends Counsels of Light and Love of St. John of the Cross for more thoughts like the one above.

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“The world holds us to be fools; let us hold it to be mad.”

There’s is more where that came from, from St. Francis de Sales’s, Introduction to the Devout Life.

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If A Doctor of the Church Says It, Then Why Can’t Pope Francis? UPDATED

Early on, in the midst of the preparations for the Conclave, while we all wondered who would emerge as our next pope, I made the following statement: “I’m like the grizzled noncom who doesn’t really care who the Commandant of the … Continue reading

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For All the Saints: Perpetua and Felicitas

  Today is the Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas. I drummed up a few tidbits about them from the YIMCatholic Bookshelf.

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Stephen Colbert vs. Garry Wills on the Real Presence: Guess Who Carried the Day? UPDATED

I caught Stephen Colbert interviewing Pulitzer prize winning author Garry Wills when the following clip was posted by Rod Dreher of The American Conservative. I found it to be amazing not just because Wills seems to be outfoxed by the … Continue reading

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