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Our Lady of Perpetual Emasculation

Our Lady of Perpetual Emasculation

I have a confession to make. Though I am generally a theologically conservative Christian, I do lean center/left slightly on many issues, including abortion (I think we should make it illegal, but allow women the first 6 weeks to do…

SERIES: Scrupulosity

SERIES: Scrupulosity

This series is made up of the following articles: Scrupulosity 1 – How Catholicism and Arminianism Obscure the Gospel and Create Neuroses Scrupulosity 2 – How Sola Fide Solves the Problem Created by Works-based Theology Scrupulosity 3 – How Read…

Sanctification: Now, at death, in purgatory, or ongoing for eternity?

Sanctification: Now, at death, in purgatory, or ongoing for eternity?

I am currently reading Dr. Jerry Walls’ book on purgatory (for Protestants!) entitled Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation, and one important question he addresses is, “Is purgatory for the purpose of satisfaction or sanctification?” Satisfaction, Read more [...]

Religion, innovation and economic progress – Part I

Religion, innovation and economic progress – Part I

This post is part of a series. The Council on Foreign Relations recently had a great three part symposium, and I wanted to summarize some of the great material from the transcripts.   It covers such things as the economic progress…

The 7 Signs of the American Religious Left

Catholic Priest, writer, and founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty Robert Sirico, recently gave a nice lecture entitled The Rise (And Eventual Downfall) of the New Religious Left (audio).  In it, he listed the…

Mother Teresa’s sadness

This is a fantastic piece by Fred Sanders called Why Was Mother Teresa Sad?. It’s well worth a read in the midst of the the Mother-Teresa-lost-her-faith talking point. Read more [...]

Authentic faith journey

National Review Online contributor, Rod Dreher, left the Catholic Church for the Orthodox Church. He wrote a lengthy explanation of the change and what drove him to leave the church he had always known. He investigated the sex-abuse scandal in…

More (deserved) Catholic Criticism of Islam

So the insane Muslims reacted with violence and threats to the Pope’s recitation of a quote that called Islam violent and coercive.  I’d say they proved his point.  Quoting a 14th Century Byzantine emperor, he saidShow me just what Mohammed…

Chicago Virgin Mary no more

The AP is reporting that someone defaced what has become known as the Chicago Virgin Mary. Victor Gonzalez of Chicago has been charged with criminal damage to state supported property. According to police, witnesses saw him painting "Big Lie" Read…

Blessed be the cardholders…

Blessed be the cardholders…

for they shall inherit wads of cash. If only I had invested more money in Papal trading cards instead of athlete trading cards, I could be writting this to you on a beach in Hawaii on my full equipped Powerbook…

Is the Pope Catholic?

One of the amusing aspects of Pope Benedict XVI’s installation as Pope this week has been the outrage expressed among secular liberals is that the Pope is, well, Catholic. As Philip Lawler notes in his column today for OpinionJournal.com: Yes,…