A reader asks Someone asked for a recommendation for a book about the Marian dogmas. (She was asking about the Assumption in particular, and was curious about what the Church Fathers wrote — I suspect there must be a few good books that cover this.) Do you have any suggestions? If you know, then feel [Read More...]
Samples of Bishop Daily’s Testimony I’m particularly curious about the first section, since I can’t for the life of me decode it into English. The rest is decodable, and unbearable. from Bishop Daily’s deposition, day two (August 22, 2002) ***** MACLEISH: Can you think of why in 1980 you would not have the ability to [Read More...]
Jody Attempts to Spin his Dogmatism But it doesn’t fly. My point in critiquing Jody’s condescending “I don’t take the word of a pimply adolescent” dismissal of Rod’s story was not to say, “Rod said it. I believe it. That settles it.” It was to point out the hypocrisy of suggesting that a theistic adolescent’s [Read More...]
The Icon is an Entire Education in God, if you know how to approach it Here’s a site devoted to wonderful icons, and here’s a Dominican priest who can educate you in their language and spirituality. [Read more...]
Just a reminder I know this drives the Lidless Eye types crazy (which, of course, makes it all the more attractive to me to post), but it should be noted that the Church’s basic posture toward Islam is this: Lumen Gentium, Chapter II, 16. Finally, those who have not yet received the Gospel are related [Read More...]
This guy gets his mighty mighty organ to the tune of $$$Gazillion This poor old lady gets the shaft. Don’t tell me: Somewhere in their vision statement it says something like, “We, the People of God in the Palm Beach diocese are dedicated to singing a world of justice and peace. With the help of [Read More...]
Your stories of the supernatural Speaking of which, why not use the comments box below to give me your stories of encounters with the supernatural. I expect most people have something in their past. When I get a chance, I’ll tell you about the girl who was miraculously healed of third degree burns over 90% [Read More...]
The Atheist as True Believer Down below, Rod commented over the weekend on a rather creepy incident which took place when he was a young sprout in boarding school. Curiously, Jody (who, you recall, chose to become an atheist based on the mental processes of the teenager who happened to be himself), writes in response, [Read More...]
Why I speak of Radical Islam and not Islam One of my readers writes: “Moslems are devils and they can be all lumped.” Um, no they aren’t and no they can’t. To say otherwise is to directly reject the clear teaching of Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium. It is, in short, to be a very bad [Read More...]
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