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Are Catholics Saved?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Beth Haile always writes excellent posts, and I benefit a great deal from reading them. I particularly enjoy her commentaries on the lectionary. In her most recent commentary, Haile recounts a story that her...

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The Hope That Does Not Disappoint: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Wis 3:1-9 Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Rom 5:5-11 Jn 6:37-40 At Mass this weekend, the priest told a story in his homily of a man who tried to “evangelize” him. It was an uncomfortable story for me, and I...

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The Danger of Donatism in Ministering to the Divorced and Remarried

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Current Events | 2 comments

The conversations on marriage and family life brought to a boil by the...

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Why We Ought to Pay Serious Attention to Spiritual but Not Religious (You Should Read This….)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

I’ve been teaching for almost a decade, and in past years, if...

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God, Catholic Moral Theology, and Tetris

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Those of us who grew up in the 80’s are familiar with Tetris. It’s a video...

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The Synod of Bishops: Signs of Divorce in the Family of God?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Current Events | 4 comments

No one can escape preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church without...

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Chosen Identity vs. Identity as Chosen—29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Lectionary | 2 comments

Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Psalm 96 I Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21 One of the...

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The Synod Part 2: Field Hospitals in a Divorce Culture

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

I posted an initial take on some of the themes coming out of the Synod of the...

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