Monthly Archives: September 2012

Funny Faith

I am a really big fan of humor, and believe that there is ample room in the Christian tradition for an authentic ‘spirituality of humor’ — though such a serious way of phrasing it seems to instantly suck all life … Continue reading

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Buzz on Year of Faith Synod

As the Year of Faith “kick off” Vatican Synod (i.e. gathering of bishops) on the New Evangelization nears, there’s lots of buzz about what material from the Synod’s proposed working document will be given the most attention. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s packed … Continue reading

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Underestimated Faith

By Guest Blogger Fr. Richard Schamber There is a certain attitude abroad that presumes Christianity to be easy, almost common sense.  This attitude greatly underestimates and domesticates the radical challenge presented by Christian faith, and consequently does not give Christianity … Continue reading

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Faith and Marriage

By Guest Blogger Jeane Bishop “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.”  A friend included this quote in an email she sent.   I quickly cut and pasted it for inclusion at … Continue reading

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*Unanswered Prayer* in the Catechism

By Tom Neal, PhD The Catechism’s 4th section on Prayer is a treasury of practical wisdom drawn from the 4000 year old Jewish-Christian tradition. It was added to the original three-part catechism to highlight the importance of bringing the truths … Continue reading

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Year of Faith Credo

By Tom Neal, PhD Pope Benedict’s Porta Fidei mentions an important historical tidbit about the Year of Faith — it is actually the second YOF proclaimed by a Pope for the universal Church. The first, proclaimed by Paul VI, was … Continue reading

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Faith or Works?

I was recently reading an article by a Presbyterian pastor who candidly shares his struggles with the New Testament book of James and James’ typically Jewish emphasis on saving-faith as doing-faith, where amazing grace becomes amazing works. Faith or Works? Yes. The … Continue reading

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