On the Scouring of the Shire

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Now at the end of re-reading The Lord of the Rings, it occurs to me that I should have blogged my way through. There were so many details seen now and seen in more clarity where Tolkien’s Catholic imagination shines through. I’m going to back again to glean from the chapter in The Return of the King [Read More...]

Peace and Justice Catholics – Just Aging Hippies?

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There seems to be an undefined group of Catholics who some call “Peace and Justice Catholics”. They are typified as aging hippies. They named their churches “Prince of Peace” in the sixties as a kind of flower power protest. These peace and justice Catholics are portrayed by conservatives as left wing, tree hugging, bra burning, [Read More...]

Pentecost – Wind, Fire and Witness

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Remembering that the New Testament is hidden in the old and the old is made manifest in the New, yesterday’s feast provides three powerful images from the past that converge at Pentecost: Wind, Fire and Witness. The mighty rushing wind connects back to the first day of creation where in the first verses of the [Read More...]

What’s Killing American Catholicism – 3

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Sorry for the break from blogging, but parish and family life have been very busy this last week. What’s killing American Catholicism? This is the third part of a series. The problems all begin with the letter ‘C’. The first part was Cultural Catholicism. The problem when people are more cultural than Catholic. The Catholic faith [Read More...]

Old Monk on Love of God

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Novice: Should I love God or fear God?  Old Monk: You should fear the Love of God. [Read more...]

Woman and Serpent Take 2

Immaculate Conception by Murillo

  Here is a chapter from my book Mary-A Catholic Evangelical Debate–with a former Bob Jones University classmate– David Gustafson [Read more...]


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