A Seventh Day Adventist writes:

I was raised Catholic. I can tell of your forthrightness after reading your article where you mention Maciel. I know some of his story. Thank you! Also, you use the Bible text, and for that reason, I am sending you the next thought: An understanding of the revealed will of God enlarges the mind, expands, [Read More…]

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Gedankenexperiment

A reader writes: I thought you might appreciate this fun little intellectual exercise I’m having with the cognitive dissonance of being pro-vaccine yet anti-refugee– _______ Anti: I’m concerned _____ will cause harm. Pro: That’s not really a rational fear because the likelihood of anything bad happening is vanishingly small, we take far greater risks all [Read More…]

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A Question about Charisms

A reader writes: Do you have any information on the status of the gifts that were promised to Christians such as snake handling, poison drinking and speaking in tongues. What does the Church say about it? I know we have healing and exorcism but I’m a little confused on the other gifts and the use [Read More…]

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A reader asks about papal infallibility and the perpetual virginity of Mary

He writes:      Obviously Pope Francis’s trip to America captured much attention but I wonder if Catholics are prepared for the fruit of that visit…..being asked questions about the Catholic Faith. In the last week I found myself in situations that when non Catholics found out I was Catholic started asking questions about the [Read More…]

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A reader asks a question I can’t answer…

…so I hope some of youse guys can in the comboxes.  To wit: Long-time reader of your blog here, and I’m writing with a question/favor to ask of you in your capacity as a fellow Chesterton fan and someone who seems to know his way around both literature and Christianity.    Briefly, I’m wondering if [Read More…]

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Anybody know Greek?

A reader writes: I would like to ask you for your help. I’m writing a new novel and I would need to know how you say “The Suffering Servant” (you know, as in the Isaiah passages) in Greek (preferably the ancient Septuagint Greek). I can’t speak a word of these ancient languages, but that alone [Read More…]

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A reader struggles with his faith

He writes: I am sorry but I simply had to reach out to a fellow Catholic. I may not be too much help, but here goes. I feel that I am losing my religion.  I had once believed that the Holy Spirit guides the College of Cardinals in the selection of the most wisest holiest candidate for the [Read More…]

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A reader puzzles about By What Authority?

A reader writes: I just noticed it has been almost 20 years since you wrote By What Authority? based on the copyright notice near the front of the book.  I just discovered it recently and find it quite an eye opener!  In fact I am getting much more out of it the second time through.  Often [Read More…]

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