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...]

Works Without Faith is Dead

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The old debate still rages in which Catholics dispute with Protestants who say that salvation is by “faith alone.” Yes, we like to pick out the verse from the epistle of James which says that “faith without works is dead.” If we’re going to talk the talk we have to walk the walk. Action speak [Read More...]

Strange Gods

Strange-Gods

“You shall have no other Gods before me.” trumpets the Lord in the Old Testament. St Benedict puts it the other way, “Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.” Elizabeth Scalia is a daughter of St Benedict–a Benedictine oblate, writer, wife and mother. Blogging at The Anchoress she’s also one of the Patheosi–bloggers here from a [Read More...]

Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?

Dr-Thigpen

from Guest blogger Paul Thigpen. Paul Thigpen PhD. is an editor at TAN books and the author of hundreds of article and dozens of books on the Catholic faith. His book of prophetic prophecy–The Burden– is a powerful pointer to the perilous times we live in with a passionate call to repentance. Learn more about The Burden here. [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...]

Meeting the Master

Supper at Emmaus by Rembrandt

When discussing the problem of the Catholic Church one of the main culprits is “poor catechesis”. The lukewarmness of the laity, the misguided political correctness, the sentimentality, and bland, suburban do-gooder mentality prevalent in the pews is all blamed on “poor catechesis.” “If only the people had been taught what the Catholic Church really teaches. Then [Read More...]


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