Why a dogma of the Assumption? The Church’s Marian dogmas are always a comment on Christ and/or the nature of the Church. There are lots of facts about Mary that are true, but have not been made dogmas of the Church. So, for instance, Mary almost without doubt had dark hair. If the Church dogmatically [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26460.html

A reader sez: I know Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P., personally. He has been my confessor for several years. He was the novice master of the Dominican Order’s Western Province for a number of years and is now chaplain and an apologist for Catholic Answers. He is absolutely devoted to the Church and to his vocation [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26461.html

Redefining the Family to Suit Gay Brownshirts Won’t Produce a Culture of Narcissism that Views Children as Tourist Memorabilia or Anything The selfishness is breathtaking. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26462.html

There’s a patron saint for everything [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26463.html

Please sign here and hand your baby over for medical experimentation and dismemberment I miss the old days when barbarians just ate their young and didn’t swath their cannibalism in fancy scientific jargon. Oh. Wait. Barbarians were never that barbaric. Next on Fox: American Jingo: explaining why we are infinitely morally superior to Foaming Bronze [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26464.html

Somebody asks what I make of this snippet of discussion from some board: To believe, or not to believe in the catechism? That, is the burning question ————————————————————————– Greg, we get the things that we are saying from real FAITH. Its not faith in a book written by men, its faith in a relationship that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26466.html

Somebody asks what I make of this snippet of discussion from some board: To believe, or not to believe in the catechism? That, is the burning question ————————————————————————– Greg, we get the things that we are saying from real FAITH. Its not faith in a book written by men, its faith in a relationship that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26465.html

A reader writes: Interesting piece, perhaps blogworthy. His last parag is a reasonable observation on US (and Aust) “Christian culture” but DB seems not to have read much of the New Testament, especially the last few pages. Yep. I tend to cut Jews (especially observant ones) a lot of slack when they get stuff wrong [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26468.html

A reader writes: Interesting piece, perhaps blogworthy. His last parag is a reasonable observation on US (and Aust) “Christian culture” but DB seems not to have read much of the New Testament, especially the last few pages. Yep. I tend to cut Jews (especially observant ones) a lot of slack when they get stuff wrong [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26467.html

I love my readers! Just got this from one of them: Dear Mr. Kristof: Allow me to express my dissatisfaction with your column on the Virgin Birth this morning. You state that belief in the Virgin Birth “pretty much has to be a leap of faith.” Yes, it does, though it’s a rather small leap [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26470.html

I love my readers! Just got this from one of them: Dear Mr. Kristof: Allow me to express my dissatisfaction with your column on the Virgin Birth this morning. You state that belief in the Virgin Birth “pretty much has to be a leap of faith.” Yes, it does, though it’s a rather small leap [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26469.html

Orestes Brownson and Homosexual Bishops …from the ever-lucid mind of Secret Agent Man. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26471.html


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