Tag Archives: Scriptures

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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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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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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Here Is What A Near Occasion Of Sin Looks Like…

Here is an example illustrated with a photograph from Joe Six-Pack’s Gearhead Catechism™. The late Fr. John Hardon, SJ, explains it well in his Modern Catholic Dictionary,

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In The Vastness Of Space, The Speed Of Light Is Kinda Slow…

  Punch it, Chewie! I said punch it, you big hair ball. What’s taking so long? Wait. Let me go take a look out the stern window…

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A Landslide Of Biblical Proportions…

  The incident of liquefaction below was captured on tape back in February, 2010. It reminds me of verse from the Bible I’ve read before,

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For the Pause That Refreshes: Thoughts of the Desert Fathers on Living In Harmony

  A while back, I shared some brief thoughts on God by St. Augustine and a lesser know Dominican named Luis de Granada. Short passages they may have been, but they were formulated from swimming in deep waters. The same … Continue reading

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Because Joseph Was Really, Really, צדיק

  צדיק is the Hebrew word for “righteous,” and it is an adjective that the Gospel of Matthew uses  to describe the foster father of Jesus (though he used the Greek word, δίκαιος). But it means righteous on the level of … Continue reading

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Because the Anti-Christ is Politics

I’ve been reading Giovanni Papini’s Life of Christ some more. My Chinese mentor, John C.H. Wu, introduced this book, and author, to me. You’ve probably never heard of Papini (I sure hadn’t!) but he was a well known author back … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Torture Occasioned By Mass At The Garden Of Gethsemane UPDATED

My wife and I have arrived home safe and sound from our pilgrimage trip to the Holy Land. While we were away these past two weeks, I haven’t read a newspaper or watched a television. Internet access was spotty, and … Continue reading

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