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Silly fellow, the world is not so black-and-white anymore…

“’I am Jesus Whom thou persecutest.’ Saul is persecuting the Church of Damascus and Christians of Damascus, and Christ says to Saul: ‘Why persecutest thou Me?’ Christ and the Church, are they the same thing? Precisely, the Church is Christ … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Weather Forecast!

Orthodox Skies and High Intelligibility!  Pope strongly defends Priestly Celibacy and Consecrated Virginity Family is the vocation that God wrote in the nature of man and woman, but there is another vocation, complementary to that of matrimony: the calling to … Continue reading

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Apologies for the one-track mind lately…

I’m just having my own little crisis of faith. No biggie. Or, yeah, a little biggie. It does wonders for scrambling the codgitative radar, as you can see. If it’s any encouragement to my readers (I mean you, you, and … Continue reading

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Catholic is as Catholic does…

[NB: I first published this post this morning, but this afternoon I slightly modified it and significantly expanded the middle portion of it. So, if you are interested, or even just feeling masochistic, give this post another go.] “I am … Continue reading

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A leading prelate weighs in on Pope Francis’s latest statements on good and evil…

Thus said Pope Francis to Scalfari: “Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is Good. … Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and … Continue reading

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“Traduttore, traditore…”

“To avoid rash judgment, everyone should be careful to interpret insofar as possible his neighbor’s thoughts, words, and deeds in a favorable way: Every good Christian ought to be more ready to give a favorable interpretation to another’s statement than … Continue reading

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In which I praise Pope Francis…

…and truly, honestly, sincerely wish, indeed, I hope against hope, that some of the following could outweigh the impact of the other daft things he’s been saying lately. But in this vale of tears, scandal wins out more often than … Continue reading

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Papa Frankie is at it again…

[1 Oct 2013, evening –– Good news! This post by Sr. Anne at nunblog clarifies how, so far, two major head-scratchers in the ‘encounter’ with Scalfari were mistranslated. I’ll note the revisions below in red. This is good news, but, … Continue reading

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Just add water…

Listening to (an older recording) of Fr. Mitch Pacwa on my local Catholic radio station last night while running an errand, I heard him explain why Pope John Paul II had written some of his theological works in poetic form, … Continue reading

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My new theory of grace and freedom…

Divine grace efficaciously and irresistibly empowers the human will to be able to make salvifically meritorious choices, but choices made against grace result in a hardened will, which merits no further grace, but damnation, in its own right. Faced with … Continue reading

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Aging like a fine wine, or at least a decent vinegar…

  The older I get, the more my favorite phrases become “I don’t know,” “Please explain,” and “Praise God anyway.”

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The flesh and His flesh, my spirit and the Spirit

The following is a portion of the Gospel reading for this past Sunday (21st ordinary) at Mass: Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were … Continue reading

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