Category Archives: Faith Reflections

N. T. WRIGHT ON GAY MARRIAGE

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/06/n-t-wrights-argument-against-same-sex-marriage by Matthew Schmitz +++ N. T. Wright—hailed by Time as “one of the most formidable figures in Christian thought”—first captured my imagination with the early volumes of his series  Christian Origins and the Question of God. In them, he frames the Christian … Continue reading

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“What of Atheism,” says the Church?

Originally at: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_cons_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html by Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes 19. The root reason for human dignity lies in man’s call to communion with God. From the very circumstance of his origin man is already invited to converse with God. For man … Continue reading

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A Strange Case: The Clash’s drummer-turned-chiropractor on music, healing, and his return to Catholicism

Originally at: http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=1169 by Thomas Van The Clash is one of those bands you’re almost guaranteed to have heard whether you know it or not. The seminal English punk act made a dent in the rock music scene in 1977 with their … Continue reading

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Merciful God, Merciful Church

Originally at: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/kasper-interview-popefrancis-vatican by Matthew Boudway and Grant Gallicho During his first Angelus address, Pope Francis recommended a work of theology that “has done me so much good” because it “says that mercy changes everything; it changes the world by making it … Continue reading

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St. Pio the Incorrupt

“The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.” ― Padre Pio The exhumed body of St. Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre in the crypt of the saint’s shrine in San … Continue reading

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Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant Faith

Originally at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/march/three-ways-catholic-tradition-bolstered-my-protestant-faith.html?paging=off by Andrea Palpant Dilley Ulf Ekman, the pastor of a prominent megachurch in Sweden, recently announced his conversion to Catholicism. Some Protestants responded to the news with the kind of intrigue and betrayal we might expect when a man defects from … Continue reading

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Faith and Art

By Guest Blogger Br. Sam Gunn Enter the Story Art tells a story. In paint, in melody, in movement or in marble – no matter the media – art invites us to be part of something greater than we are. I’m … Continue reading

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Spouses who pray together…

Dr. Jim Keating knocks it out of the ballpark in this talk on “spousal prayer.” Watch this video when you have a spare 45 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiCCQIdunO4

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In honor of today’s Feast of the Annunciation

by St. Anselm of Canterbury Blessed Lady, sky and stars, earth and rivers, day and night—everything that is subject to the power or use of man—rejoice that through you they are in some sense restored to their lost beauty and … Continue reading

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Why and How to Make a Retreat

Originally at: http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2014/why-and-how-to-make-a-retreat.html by Fr. C. John McCloskey at is a Catholic retreat and why do you need one annually? Since we’re about to begin Lent, these are two good questions. Let’s begin with a brief history lesson. What we call a … Continue reading

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