Category Archives: Faith Reflections

Frustrations in Prayer

Originally at: http://catholicstand.com/frustrations-prayer/ by Michael Lane Fr. Ronald Knox, an English Catholic of the early 20th century and convert, gave retreats and talks to lay people to help them deepen and improve their spiritual life. In his Spiritual Guidance for Christian Living: … Continue reading

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A Homily on the Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Long, but worth the read. Homily by 14th century St. Gregory Palamas on the feast of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Virgin Mary. +++ Both love and duty today fashion my homily for your charity. It is not only that … Continue reading

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How Christians Can Rebuild Our Culture

Originally at: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2014/08/13612/ by Archbishop Charles Chaput In the beginning, Genesis tells us, “the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Gen 1:2). Creation begins in chaos. On each day of creation, God … Continue reading

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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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