Is Anybody There?…In Hell That Is.

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In the current debate on hell (which is really a debate on universalism) there is some fuzzy thinking going on. Here is an excerpt from my book The Quest for the Creed which comes out next week. This book is a new edition of Adventures in Orthodoxy. Published by Crossroads, it has new material and a new format. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [Read More...]

Inaccurate Deception?

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Here is the article from earlier this year which tells the story of how I came to accept the Immaculate Conception…It’s a personal testimony of an important part of my journey to the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church. I hope you enjoy reading it, and wish you a blessed feast day! [Read more...]

Would Jesus Recognize Catholic Worship?

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  I posted a picture the other day of  worship at St Peter’s. There was a crowd of altar servers, robed clergy in procession and clouds of incense. In the combox someone observed, “Would Jesus recognize this as worship?” I don’t know the commenter and his background, but it sounds like the comment is based [Read More...]

Vain Repetition Repetition?

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How a former Evangelical came to love the Rosary. Here’s my latest article for Integrated Catholic Life. Please read and share! Read: Do Catholics Pray to Mary?; Do Catholics Honor Mary Too Much?; Do Catholics Worship Mary? [Read more...]

On Morality and Martyrdom

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A debate has been cooking amongst various bloggers who are atheists about whether there is such a thing as objective morality. I was interested in the observations that animals behave in a ‘moral’ way–elephants grieve their dead herd members, dogs stand loyally beside the grave of their dead master, monkeys share and gorillas are tender [Read More...]

More Christianity

Today I have been working on my lectures for the Belmont Abbey Apologetics Camp to be held next week at Camp Kahdalea near Brevard, NC. I’ll be working with Pat Madrid and Steve Wood, and my topic is More Christianity and Even More Christianity. The idea of “more Christianity” is that Catholicism is the fullest expression of [Read More...]


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