The great German Lutheran astronomer (and astrologer), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) in 1610 [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-13-06) *** This is a collection of follow-up discussion and my additional comments, with regard to my earlier summary-post, Galileo: The Myths and the Facts. Eric is a fellow Catholic. His words will be in green. The words of the philosopher-scientist Thomas Kuhn will be in blue. * * * * * “DelRay”, a Catholic, wrote: I’m concerned that you weaken, rather… Read more

  Rainforest in New Zealand (South Island). Photograph by “KraeheMicha” [Pixabay / CC0 public domain] *** Asterisked posts are old Blogspot papers from Internet Archive. Please allow a minute or two for them to upload and select versions from July 2015 or earlier. ***   A romantic theologian does not mean one who is romantic about theology but one who is theological about romance, one who considers the theological implications of those experiences which are called romantic. — C. S…. Read more

Personal family photo at a restaurant, after my son Paul’s baptism in 1991  This page has been discontinued. For past archived versions, see the Internet Archive for my prior web page. See also my paper, Personal Tribute to Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J. (1-1-01)   Fr. Hardon sees the spirit of the priesthood as an all-encompassing sense of mission. “The priest must want to share,” he says, “to wear himself out in sharing.” This spirit is truly universal, reaching out… Read more

[You Tube / Creative Commons license] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: captures from 7 September 2015, 25 April 2007, 3 June 2003, and 5 December 1998. ***** Meta Description: Dave Armstrong’s links page for Malcolm Muggeridge: online from 1997-2016, is now available at Internet Archive only. Links to earlier versions provided. Meta Keywords: Malcolm Muggeridge, Malcolm Muggeridge links page, Dave Armstrong’s Malcolm… Read more

[published in 2015; 367 pages] [see full book and purchase information] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: *** Here is a Blogspot version of my Newman page, from Internet Archive: dated 7 September 2015. The earliest Blogspot version of the page still available is dated 25 April 2007. Archived versions of my original “ic.net” website are available from 2 June 2004, 2 August 2001, and (the earliest): 22… Read more

  [published in 2009 by Saint Benedict Press] [see full book and purchase information] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: *** Here is a Blogspot version of my Chesterton page, from Internet Archive: dated 9 September 2015. The earliest Blogspot version of the page still available is dated 22 April 2007. Archived versions of my original “ic.net” website are available from 2 June 2004, 2 July 2001, and… Read more

  Narnia official poster; uploaded by “menj” on 1-1-06 [Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0 license] *** This page has been discontinued (see my post explaining the reason why, with many reminiscences). It contained over 500 links. Older archived versions can be found at Internet Archive: *** Here is one of the latest Blogspot versions of my Lewis page, from Internet Archive: dated 5 September 2015. The earliest Blogspot version of the page still available is dated 4 August 2007. See… Read more

[link for complete information about this book] *** [Written in 1995. This article was published in The Catholic Answer, September / October 1995 and uploaded on 5 July 2001] ***** C. S. Lewis, the famous Anglican writer, once wrote: The very possibility of progress demands that there should be an unchanging element . . . the positive historical statements made by Christianity have the power . . . of receiving, without intrinsic change, the increasing complexity of meaning which increasing… Read more

Auto de Fe in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid (1683), by Francisco Rizi (1614-1685) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (2-21-06) *** The Inquisition was the thing that troubled me most about the Catholic Church before I converted, and it still troubles me in a moral sense (but not from the standpoint that it disproves Catholic claims). I now understand much better, I think, why these things occurred, and what the Church has learned in the subsequent centuries. It goes back… Read more

[public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (10-13-05) *** Source: . . . a collection of news reports of ministers sexually abusing children We would be naïve and dishonest were we to say this is a Roman Catholic problem and has nothing to do with us because we have married and female priests in our church. Sin and abusive behavior know no ecclesial or other boundaries.” Rt. Rev. William Persell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Good Friday Sermon, 2002…. Read more

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