suspended in her jargenetic testing and hereditary disease: some gifts we can not control
But when I think about hereditary disease, and those who have not been as lucky as I am to escape carrying it, it does look a lot like a curse. Not the kind of curse that falls on you as a punishment, but the kind that descends for no reason, or because you made an innocent mistake: you plucked the white rose instead of the red. You opened the forbidden door. You fell asleep and let the candle burn down.
Standing on my HeadWhat Does it Mean the Church is “Apostolic”?
One of the lines I love most about the first Eucharistic Prayer is the prayer for the Catholic Church and all bishops who ‘preach the Catholic faith that comes to us from the Apostles.’ In the creed we profess “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic” Church, and in my discussions with non-Catholic Christians from Reformation communities, [Read More...]
A Little Bit of NothingWho Will You Serve?
Government is meant to serve justice, and when justice is served by the government, then its authority is to be accepted and followed. However, when government fails at its duty, when it promotes injustice in the name of justice, when it establishes laws which invalidate justice, then its laws are no laws, its authority is [Read More...]
Faith on the CouchMore2Life Hacks—Bouncing Back from Tough Times in Marriage
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the various problems we all experience in marriage Sometimes, we can get so focused on the problems that we think things will never be different. Here are three More2Life Hacks that will help you bounce back from tough times in your marriage [Read More...]
A Catholic ThinkerWhy My Kids Go To Catholic School
Author’s Note: For Catholic Schools Week, I’ve been asked to speak to my parish congregation about why, as parents, we chose to send our kids to Catholic school. While my... [Read More]
The Cordial CatholicIf The Bible Is Infallible Then So Is the Church
Photo Credit: Dwight Stone. A paradigm shift occurs when the number of compelling facts and figures from a competing world view other than your own forces you to concede... [Read More]
The OrantFifty Ways Catholics are Working on Ending Hunger Today!
Over the past year I have been working closely with Catholic organizations active all across the United States to try to encourage their work to end hunger. This process has filled... [Read More]
Sam RochaThe New Moral Minority (And Why SCOTUS Arguments Are Nonsense)
Jeremy Bentham, father of utilitarianism and the patron of present politics. (Image by Matt Brown, obtained at Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmatt/3968759766) I... [Read More]
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