Pity for the Persecuting World

In which we discuss the amazing reality that the Christians who were beaten from pillar to post felt pity for the people persecuting and killing them–and that we should too.  When all you have is earthly power and no hope, life sucks even when you are top dog. [Read more...]

A reader puzzles about the deuterocanon

…over at the Register. Yr. Obdt. Svt. tries to be of use to him. [Read more...]

A reader struggles with lay life after seminary…

…over at the Register.  Some clueless fat guy with no experience of seminary but lots of experience of lay life takes a shot at trying to help. [Read more...]

Mary: Dwelling Place of Wisdom in Body and Soul

Yr. Obdt. Svt. offers a little compare and contrast between Solomon, who was wise, and Mary, who gave birth to the Wisdom of God. [Read more...]

Regular Reasoning and “Signs and Wonders” Reasoning

In which we look at ways to situate within the Tradition the human habit of trying to second-guess God on the basis of thunderbolts, dodgy prophecies, and coincidences. [Read more...]

Loving Lent

In which Yr. Obdt. Svt confesses his guilty love of Lent. [Read more...]

Wisdom…

…is a good thing to pursue. Go for it! [Read more...]

An Honest Atheist Grapples…

…with the problem of evil over at the Register. [Read more...]

Sanctifying Gifts, Charismatic Gifts, and You

…are under discussion over at the Register. It’s the first in a longish series, so keep your eye peeled for more! [Read more...]

A reader has a question about terrifying fears from private revelations

I suspect there are a lot more in her boat, so with her permission I posted my reply to her. If you find yourself grappling with paralyzing fears about various private revelations, give it a look see. [Read more...]

Are the Children of Newtown Martyrs?

In which I answer, “No. Not in the sense the Church means it.” [Read more...]

The Senses of Scripture are under discussion…

…over at the Register.  I’m kind of drowning in work today and so will be scarce.  Glub! [Read more...]


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