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Looking for a Good Laugh

In his collection of delightfully reflective and paradoxical mini-stories, Espejos (Mirrors), Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano includes a sequence on jokes and laughter in various ancient cultures. In one of these reflections he refers to Jesus, “of whom the evangelists record not a single laugh.” Then soon Galeano takes the entire Bible to task, as “a [Read More...]

Faith on the Couch

Are Gay Parents Magic? New Doubts About “No Difference” Hypothesis Between Gay and Straight Households

In academic psychology it is simply accepted that gay parents are “just as good” as heterosexual parents and that children raised in gay households turn out “just as well” as children raised in married, heterosexual households.  Although I do not dispute that there are plenty of bad heterosexual parents and that homosexual parents can be [Read More...]

Steel Magnificat

How To Cook A Russian Bear

Lately, my curiosities have drifted East. I go to the Byzantine Catholic church now, and I’ve visited the beautiful formerly Russian Orthodox church near my house. I want to learn all about Ukraine and Russia and fascinating places like that. I’ve started Russian and Ukrainian lessons on Duolingo.  I’m also keen to learn [Read More...]

A Little Bit of Nothing

Ante-Nicene Ressourcement: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something True

One of the reasons many of us turn to the Ante-Nicene Fathers is that we want to learn what Christians believed and taught since the beginning of Christian history. Over time, it is easy to forget or neglect what they understood, and yet, since the transmission of the faith came to us through them, it [Read More...]

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