Fear God – Why Not?

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“The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Says the Proverb. The critics of Christianity like to say, “Oh, I would rather choose to do good than be forced to do good out of the fear of hell.” That’s very nice, but what usually happens is that they don’t actually do much good because [Read More...]

Classroom Management for Chaos

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Well not chaos exactly. Christian LeBlanc is a fantastically creative sixth grade catechist at St Mary’s. He blogs at Smaller Manhattans and is the author of The Bible Tells Me So–a great Bible based catechetical resource which is being snatched up by enthusiastic catechists across the country. Jennifer Fitz is also a South Carolina Catholic [Read More...]

Mary Mother of God from Scripture

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Tim Staples explains how the title Mother of God has it’s foundation in Scripture. It all goes back to the story of the Visitation when Elizabeth calls Mary “Mother of my Lord.” First, when Elizabeth “exclaimed with a loud cry… why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me” [Read More...]

The Curse of Casual Catholicism

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Back in April I began a series on What’s Killing American Catholicism. The first post was on Cultural Catholicism and I argued that this was countered by Comprehensive Catholicism–a Catholic faith that is truly universal and transcends all cultures and ethnicities. The second installment was on Complacent Catholicism which is countered by Compassionate Catholicism. The third post focused on Cafeteria [Read More...]

Did Pope Francis Preach Salvation by Works??

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…and not just salvation by works, but universalism–that all will be saved? The Huffington Post has a screaming headline, Pope Francis says Atheists Who do Good are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics. Vatican Radio reports on the homily here. In a homily at daily Mass in the chapel of the Saint Martha hostel, Pope Francis spoke [Read More...]

Help My Kids Still Aren’t Catholic!!

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An earlier post this week with a similar title evoked the most passionate comments I’ve had on a post for a long time. I suggested that one of the reasons why Catholic kids leave the church is that our catechism and worship styles and preaching for the past fifty years did not prepare them for [Read More...]


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