Monthly Archives: February 2013

Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, part 7

By Guest Blogger Dr. Chris Baglow Ratzinger on Divine Inspiration and Human Freedom I have a question I hope to one day ask God about a peculiarity of the human mind, one of his greatest creations.  I am ever perplexed … Continue reading

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Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, part 6

By Guest Blogger Dr. Chris Baglow Imagine being a young theologian whose career is only beginning, standing at a podium in Rome the day before the opening of Vatican II.  Before you sits every authority figure in the Church who hails … Continue reading

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Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, Part 5

By Guest Blogger Dr. Chris Baglow I’ll not expound on this one.  In the words of Flannery O’Connor, “I merely enjoys, I does not analyze”: To come to know God—the true God—means to receive hope. We who have always lived with … Continue reading

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Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, part 4

On one of those bright beautiful cool days that God sometimes gives Southeastern Louisiana in early November, in the year 2004, I played hookey from work at Our Lady of Holy Cross College and went on an adventure day with … Continue reading

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Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, part 3

By Guest Blogger Dr. Chris Baglow When I was 14 years old a childhood friend stunned me with a bit of theology for which I was unprepared. In the midst of her very tragic and pain-filled young life, a life that had … Continue reading

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Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, part 2

By Guest Blogger Dr. Chris Baglow Today’s selection comes from his first homily as pope, where he took a breathtaking approach to the question: why doesn’t God get more directly involved in the combat against evil? Here’s his answer – … Continue reading

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Honoring Pope Benedict’s Legacy, part 1

By Guest Blogger Chris Baglow, PhD Bene dictum means “well said” in Latin.  Our current pope Benedictus XVI had a very appropriate name to describe not only himself but so many of his words – perhaps no pope in modern history has ever … Continue reading

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