April 15, 2024

I had the honor of visiting with my Protestant friend, Devin Pellew, on his Spotify podcast Bellator Spiritus. (Click the link for access). Topics discussed were: The differences between sola scriptura and solo scriptura. The concept of solo scriptura was examined in Keith Mathison’s book The Shape of Sola Scriptura. I reviewed the book here. The Protestant “essentials” and how Protestants determines them. Whether or not dissent among Catholic progressives reflects negatively on the validity of Catholic authority. My recent... Read more

April 10, 2024

On April 8, 2024, the Vatican released a much anticipated document on human dignity. Titled Dignitas Infinita, the document addresses current threats to human dignity. As a Catholic writer concerned with the topic of human dignity, this document offers much clarity in a world rife with confusion and ambiguity. Below I offer some key highlights and add my own takeaways. From the Introduction (Dignitas infinita) Every human person possesses an infinite dignity, inalienably grounded in his or her very being,... Read more

April 9, 2024

In a recent interview, Ricard Dawkins, popular atheist and author of The God Delusion, stated the following: We are culturally a Christian country (United Kingdom). I call myself a cultural Christian. I’m not a believer, but there’s a distinction between being a believing Christian and a cultural Christian. I love hymns and Christmas carols. I feel at home in the Christian ethos. It’s true that statistically, the number of people who actually believe in Christianity is going down, and I’m... Read more

April 5, 2024

From guest writer: Pilgrim. Richard Dawkins declares himself to be a “cultural Christian” and believes Christianity is a “fundamentally decent religion” that is better for society than Islam. How very nice of him: I do think that we [Britain] are a culturally Christian country. I call myself a cultural Christian. I’m not a believer but there is a distinction between being a believing Christian and being a cultural Christian and so, you know, I love Hymns and Christmas carols, and I sort of feel... Read more

March 26, 2024

One main thing I come away with in my discussions with atheists, and those critical of the Christian God, is this: the only good God is a “nanny god.” What do I mean by a “nanny god?” Please continue reading. I lay out the appeal of a “nanny god” and how atheists, and others, reject the Christian God because He fails to meet the demands of “nanny godlings.” The “Nanny God” What is a “nanny god?” Simple. A “nanny god”... Read more

March 21, 2024

Like most people, I sometimes get trapped in the loop of short, yet to the point, clips on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Recently (at least for me), two clips jumped out at me for their clarity and precision. These two short clips demonstrate that, regardless of all the bluster from atheists against Christianity, most would not believe even if convinced of its truth claims. Furthermore, many would not believe even if Jesus presented Himself before them in all His glory,... Read more

March 14, 2024

In my previous article, I shared the full text of a recent anonymous letter from a supposed cardinal of the Catholic Church. One reader called the letter “a dishonest diatribe,” yet failed to provide any evidence or specifics. Others, who exist on the more conservative Catholic end of the spectrum, also criticized the letter as unbecoming of a cardinal. Here, I tend to agree. However, I also find sympathy with the author of Demos II. This author, whomever he is,... Read more

March 10, 2024

In January of last year, I posted an anonymous letter from Demos (later revealed as the late Cardinal George Pell of Australia). A follow-up letter was recently shared from another anonymous cardinal calling himself Demos II. I share the letter in its entirety below. The Vatican Tomorrow In March 2022, an anonymous text appeared – signed “Demos” and titled the “The Vatican Today” – that raised a number of serious questions and criticisms regarding the pontificate of Pope Francis. Conditions... Read more

March 7, 2024

Well, Nikki Haley suspended her campaign after achieving only one win on Super Tuesday in Vermont. This, in turn, makes Donald Trump the Republican nomination for president in 2024 (and a rematch of 2020). Add to this the recent decision by the Supreme Court (9-0) that ruled states cannot remove Trump from presidential election ballots. Moreover, President Biden approval consistently polls very low, with the latest New York Times/Siena poll shows Biden trailing Trump by five points. Mind you, Trump... Read more

March 4, 2024

Recently, I wrote about the Super Bowl ad “He Gets Us.” In the comments section, a reader made the following observation about suffering that I want to explore. This reader often claims that the unnecessary suffering of children proves an “All-powerful, All-knowing, All-loving God” cannot exist. Giving weight to real world data means that I cannot achieve the level of self-deception that is necessary to believe in an All-powerful, All-knowing, All-loving God. It is very likely that there is a... Read more

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