Falling Short of God’s Glory

Some time ago I got an anonymous email which said something like, “Get over the idea that there is such a thing as sin. Sin is a stupid idea made up by religious people like you to fleece people of their money and scare them about hell. People like you are evil and wicked and [Read More…]

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We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Today’s first reading at Mass was the story of Jacob’s Ladder. You remember the one–where he is traveling and he camps out by a shrine and take a rock from the shrine as a pillow? He dreams of a stairway to heaven with angels going up and down. He wakes up and calls the place [Read More…]

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Is All Sin the Same?

Any kid in a half decent confirmation class will be able to tell you that all sin is not the same. [Read more…]

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Can I Judge Another Person or Not?

The simple message is, “Look to yourself and your own sins first.”
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Is Doctrine Divisive?

From time to time one hears from the progressives that “doctrine is divisive”. We’re to have “a pastoral approach” and not speak about doctrine and discipline in the church. This is a lie, and not even a very smart one, and yet it is amazing how many people fall for it. Rather than doctrine and [Read More…]

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St John Fisher: A Lone Voice

Why was St John Fisher–the holy Bishop of Rochester– the only English bishop to stand up to Henry VIII? It is easy, with hindsight, to dismiss the other English bishops as cowards and compromisers. However it is not so easy. Consider the circumstances. First of all, they were in a completely new situation. Europe had [Read More…]

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