Tag Archives: grace and truth

Because on the Internet, everyone can hear you scream!

At the risk of coming across as self-indulgent, I wanted to take a moment to expand on why I go by the name Codgitator, and how that shapes this blog. Almost eight years ago to this day, Dave Armstrong bestowed … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss…

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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Popes are like kids…

You never know what the next one will look like or how long he’ll live– you’re duty-bound to love, listen to, and grow with all of them, even when they make you mad– and yet you’re allowed to love some … Continue reading

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Like a sore thumb…

“[1] I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship [την λογικην λατρειαν / ten logiken latreia]. [2] Do not be conformed to this … Continue reading

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What a Christmas gift!

“29 [I]f thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell. 30 And if thy … Continue reading

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Day 9 of the Christmas Novena…

I wish you all (yes… all of you) a Merry Mary Christmas! May Christ be born anew in your hearts, ever under the patronage of St. Joseph and the most blessed Mother Mary!  Opening Prayer: V. O God, come to … Continue reading

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Commentating on orientating my readers…

I respect “the pope” because I respect Our Lord’s promises about the papacy. In the past I have admitted my harshness about Francis and his papacy, and I have dialed down my rhetorical excesses compared to how I felt in August … Continue reading

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