Trust and Obey

When I was a child I was taught the Sunday School song, “Trust and Obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to Trust and Obey.” So this morning at Mass this song comes back to me in the reading of the gospel. It is the story of the healing of [Read More...]

Mary Mother of Sorrows

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Earlier this year I wrote an extensive post on the relationship between Mother of Sorrows and Mary-Co-Redeemer. On this feast of Mary ┬áMother of Sorrows, go here for an explanation of this devotion and it’s relationship to the work of our Redeemer. [Read more...]

Catholic Paul Ryan loves Atheist Ayn Rand??

Paul Ryan, the Catholic Vice Presidential pick is being blamed for being a fan of atheist, pro abortion, anti religion philosopher Ayn Rand. He has admitted that Rand’s novels inspired him to get interested in economics and politics. He was taken with her views on the morality of capitalism and individualism and with her rejection [Read More...]

Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty

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Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? The Jesus on the Beach picture prompted a lot of discussion, and I was surprised how many of my readers liked it. Those who did, expressed admiration for the sentiments expressed in the picture, and were clearly inspired by the famous ‘footprints in the sand’ poem. However, [Read More...]

Thus Says the Preacher…

Leo Tolstoy as a Pilgrim

We have an entertaining and whimsical atheist who visits the combox. John Cantor he calls himself and he styles himself as the prophet. Here is my response to some of his comments. When I quote the prophet I am quoting John Cantor’s comments. “The preacher” is me. I the preacher like the prophet John Cantor. [Read More...]

The Early Date of Mark’s Gospel

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In seminary we had to study modern Biblical scholarship, and one of my great blessings was that at Bob Jones I learned to be skeptical of the fundamentalists, but at Oxford I learned to be skeptical of the modernists. Both groups seemed to me to be like two madmen strapped back to back. Both the [Read More...]


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