Film Noir… et Blanc: Morality at the Movies:

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My article this week at Imaginative Conservative is a discussion of morality in movies–using two examples of film noir to show how good and evil can be treated in filmic storytelling. The smart thing about film noir is that we identify with an ordinary good character who is drawn into evil. We are thrilled as we share his [Read More...]

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Hell. Will Lots of People Go There?

Really?

Yesterday’s post on universalism deserves a follow up. If there is such a place as hell, and we are assured by the gospel and by common sense that there is, who will go there and why? Does God send people to suffer for all eternity in hell? Why would he do that if he is [Read More...]

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Universalism: Christianity’s Killer

We we all take that express escalator straight to heaven?

“Catholic” means “universal” but “Catholicism” does not mean “Universalism”. Universalism is the false doctrine that everybody will be saved. This is a sentimental belief held by people who are so cushioned from the realities of life that they don’t know anybody who deserves hell and they think God is just as nice and polite as [Read More...]

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Is Mercy is Always Mushy?

Is Mercy Marshmallow Mushy?

  My article for Aleteia this week considers the matter of mercy. Too often mercy is no more than soft sentimentality. It’s like marshmallows: soft, fluffy, sweet and lacking in nutrition. “The mushy bits” were the soft, sweet, sentimental parts of the story. Those were the bits for the girls and the boys felt obliged [Read More...]

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Abortion Leads to War

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It was Mother Teresa who said, I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is ‘Abortion’, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, ‘Murder’ by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other [Read More...]

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Earth is Moving for New Our Lady of the Rosary Church

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Did you help by donating to the campaign I ran last Fall to help build our new church? Thanks to you we have now had the ground breaking ceremony and the earth movers have begun their work. Joseph Pronechen has written a great article about the new church at National Catholic Register here. Today they [Read More...]

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