I should be grading instead of blogging right now, but a deadline’s a deadline, and you know how bosses can be.
Two etymological tidbits jumped out at me recently. The first was an article in the Register about Governor Jerry Brown in California siding with the Bishops in vetoing a bill that would expand the statute of limitations on abuse cases. Within the article was the following:
Though it appears this is an old story, for some reason I recently read the near-death experience of Father Jose Maniyangat. After a motorcycle accident, Fr. Jose was led by his guardian angel to visit heaven, with pit stops in hell and purgatory. Hell was filled with
people screaming and fighting, others being tortured by demons. The angel told me that all these sufferings were due to...
Just to be clear, I believe God exists.
Given that our culture is increasingly becoming antagonistic toward theism in general and Catholicism in particular, it seems necessary that believers be equipped to argue why they believe. I’ve said why I do, and there are plenty more arguments that I believe strongly suggest that God exists. There are a few arguments which are used that I do not...
Unless it’s God, it’s probably not as important as you think it is. –me
We are supposed to be in the world but not of it. While I am not sure where the anthropological line is, this seems to mean that we must love our fellow man but should have a default skepticism of the culture in which we and our fellow man lives. A common lament among Christians is that the life of virtue is...
Most religious folk seem to like both jobs and laws. Jobs put food on the table and allow us to partake of the dignity of labor. Laws keep society from going berserk. Most religious folk, therefore, seem to really like laws that supposedly protect or promote jobs. If your average Christian (or, dare I say, the USCCB) was asked whether he was for or against employment protection legislation...