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Something in Me Loves the Desert

Picture here the hermitages on Skellig Michael, and why is it every Lent do I want to hunker down and be a hermit? There’s something in me that wants the cave, the cloister, the solitary cell. I want to close the door and curl up with a pile of good books and get away from [Read More…]

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Moral Theology

A horror story bounced back to me the other day about some awful RCIA class where the instructor told the catechumen that there was no such thing as objective sin, but that sin was purely subjective. I feel so sorry for enthusiastic Evangelicals who really love God, know their Scriptures and have come close to the Catholic [Read More…]

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Beauty Truth and Re-Enchantment

We often hear the famous quote, “Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty” but do not quite understand it. In what way is Beauty Truth and Truth Beauty? We are confused by this because for we often think of ‘truth’ as an explicit factual or dogmatic statement. ‘Truth’ is something therefore to be affirmed like an [Read More…]

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Duane Mandible Reports

Guest blogger, Duane Mandible is a contributing editor to The Truth Hurts, a bi-monthly journal of politics, economics and opinion. He also contributes regularly to Freedom Monthly; Illuminations and The Sojourner. Duane is the author of Guns and Knives will Save Your Children’s Lives. He is Vice President of the Sacred Society of St Philibustre, and enjoys hunting rattlesnakes, square dancing [Read More…]

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My Favorite Things

As one faithful reader of this blog suggests that I don’t like anything or anybody and all I do is rage and mutter and throw poo like some deranged chimpanzee in a cage, I thought you might like a list of my favorite things. …Raindrops on roses and schnitzel with noodles brown paper packages tied [Read More…]

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Modernism and the Magisterium

After analyzing the modernism in the Anglican Church it was pointed out that there’s plenty of modernism in the Catholic Church too. True enough, and because blog posts should be short and punchy, I left this issue for another day. It is true that all the problems I outlined in the post on Modernism in the [Read More…]

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