Monthly Archives: November 2013

Atheist: Christopher Hitchens

by Fr. Robert Barron Over the years, I’ve written often about the late Christopher Hitchens, who over the last decade has probably been the world’s most prominent atheist. When we learned of his terminal cancer, I did a piece on the CNN … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis by Ralph Wood

Originally here: http://www.christiancentury.org/reviews/2013-11/inexhaustible-lewis Inexhaustible Lewis Nov 20, 2013 by Ralph C. Wood An Oxford student once remarked to J. R. R. Tolkien that he had found his tutor C. S. Lewis to be “interesting.” “Interesting?” replied Tolkien. “Yes, he’s certainly that. But you’ll … Continue reading

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Pope’s words in interview may not have been his own, Scalfari says

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2013 / 05:39 pm (CNA).- Editor Eugenio Scalfari has conceded it is “really possible” that some of the Pope’s words he reported in the interview published in La Repubblica Oct. 1 “were not shared by the … Continue reading

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Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) – POPE FRANCIS

1. THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. … Continue reading

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Pope personally calls Traditional Catholic writer

Taken from: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/11/pope-personally-calls-traditional.html “Yes, it’s true. I received the telephone call by the Pope. It happened two weeks ago, November 1st, All Saints. But I naturally kept it to myself. No one was supposed to have known it, it was a … Continue reading

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Porn On The Brain

Taken from The American Conservative here. By Rod Dreher + + + This is not news, exactly, but it’s the kind of thing that doesn’t get nearly the attention it should: Pornography use rewires one’s brain, potentially ruining one’s sex life and … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Father in Orthodox Christianity

Three Gifts of the Spiritual Father by Bishop Kallistos Ware (Source) Three gifts in particular distinguish the spiritual father. The first is insight and discernment (diakrisis), the ability to perceive intuitively the secrets of another’s heart, to understand the hidden depths of … Continue reading

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