Will Many Be Saved?

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…or how the sweet, but noxious atmosphere of universalism has undermined the Catholic Church’s mission to the world. Ralph Martin is the Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. He is also President of Renewal Ministries and a consulter to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. [Read More...]

The Pope the Dog and the Bicycle Bell

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Someone has joked, “In Central America it’s not really a valid Mass unless there is a dog present.” I was therefore amused to see that at one of the Pope’s liturgies in Brazil a stray dog wandered onto the stage.¬†For five years I took some American high school kids to El Salvador on a mission [Read More...]

Worried About Money?

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They say polite people never discuss money, sex or religion. I guess I’m not very polite. It seems to me that money, sex and religion are the only three really interesting subjects. Maybe that’s why polite people are so boring. I found myself worrying about money the other day. I’m privileged to be parish priest [Read More...]

Liberation Theology and Argentina’s Slum Priests

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Has Pope Francis given the nod to Liberation Theology? The LA Times reports here on the slum priests in Argentina. These men are living in the slums with people who have overwhelming social, health, financial, societal and relationship problems. They are doing a wonderful work ministering Christ’s love to the poorest of the poor. I [Read More...]

Call Me an Evangelical Charismatic Liberal Conservative Progressive Traditionalist…

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…or call me Catholic. One of my life slogans is the dictum by F.D.Maurce that “A man is most often right in what he affirms and wrong in what he denies.” I realize that my own prejudices and background incline me towards what seems to be a more conservative viewpoint, but I reject the title [Read More...]

The Problem with Pope Francis…

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As a student at fundamentalist Bob Jones University I can remember the preachers inveighing against what they called “the social gospel”. This was a watered down version of Christianity which avoided talk of sin and salvation, repentance and redemption. The cross and resurrection were studiously avoided to portray a compassionate Jesus who lived among the [Read More...]


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