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The Theology of Science-Fiction: III — Does Data Have a Soul?

May 25, AD2015 13 Comments
The Theology of Science-Fiction: III — Does Data Have a Soul?

Theological Objection: “Thinking is a function of man’s immortal soul. God has given an immortal soul to every man and woman, but not to any other animal or to machines. Hence no animal or machine can think.” Rebuttal to Objection: “It appears to me that [The Theological Objection] implies a serious restriction of the omnipotence […]

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I Complain, Therefore I Am

May 25, AD2015 29 Comments
I Complain, Therefore I Am

The popular atheist blogger, Hemant Mehta, ponders change with the question, “What happens when atheists are no longer a minority?” He mentions the human need to belong to a group, and the fight for a cause, and then invites answers to that question. Reading a few of the 1,600+ responses will verify the lack of […]

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The Trees of Life

May 23, AD2015 1 Comment
The Trees of Life

In the Bible, we learn the names of two trees in Paradise. One is the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which had fruit pleasing to the eye, but which also led to mankind’s downfall by partaking of it. The other tree we know as the tree of life, which had fruit on it […]

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Catholic Writers: Stand Up for the Truth in LOVE

May 22, AD2015 4 Comments
Catholic Writers: Stand Up for the Truth in LOVE

Let us witness then in love, without sinning against those who have yet to experience the joy of the Eucharist or a deep relationship with their Heavenly Mother. I am proud to proclaim I am a Catholic writer. A Spirit-filled lover of Jesus who expects to be accepted by Protestant lovers of Jesus, because I am […]

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Beware, These Aren’t Your Parents’ Scouts!

May 21, AD2015 32 Comments
Beware, These Aren’t Your Parents’ Scouts!

This isn’t your parent’s scouting! As if it’s not bad enough that the Girl Scouts of America are in cahoots with abortion giant Planned Parenthood, enter the push within the Boy Scouts of America for openly homosexual leaders. As it is, they already accept openly gay scouts into the fold. But now we have more, deeply troubling developments […]

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Five Steps to Maximize the Value of Your Work

May 20, AD2015 0 Comments
Five Steps to Maximize the Value of Your Work

At the inaugural Catholic Assembly for Business breakfast Monsignor Stuart Swetland spoke on the Theology of Work. The Theology of Work is exciting for Christian women entrepreneurs because it demonstrates how our approach to work is in alignment with God’s will and on the cutting edge of our culture. Here are some some general concepts […]

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Rome and Turin with a Fitbit

May 20, AD2015 7 Comments
Rome and Turin with a Fitbit

A free Fitbit came with my recent phone upgrade the month before our family (8 out of 12 of us) flew to Rome. For the uninformed, it looks like a digital watch but also counts steps, mileage and lots more if you want to obsess about things like calories and how much water you drank. […]

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The Blessings of New Beginnings

May 19, AD2015 0 Comments
The Blessings of New Beginnings

These past few weeks have been filled some wonderful examples of “firsts”. For starters, our family attended this year’s Easter Vigil, where we witnessed the newly initiated as they became full members in the Catholic Church. Soon following this was the first Communion of our daughter. She had been looking forward to this day for […]

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The Burden of Modesty

May 19, AD2015 15 Comments
The Burden of Modesty

As the end of the school year approaches, prom season is in full swing. Delone Catholic High School, in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, is stirring up a national controversy by requiring girls to submit pictures of their prom dresses for approval. It is reported on both the Huffington Post and Seventeen Magazine web sites; both are portraying […]

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It’s a Family Thing

May 17, AD2015 30 Comments
It’s a Family Thing

“Why all the *things?*” This comment took me a little by surprise. I’ve heard it more than once by someone who has left the faith, in part because of a stated desire to get rid of all the ‘things’ in Catholicism that supposedly stood between them and an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s a […]

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Must I Become a Misogynist “Man” To Be a “Liberated” Woman?

May 16, AD2015 6 Comments
Must I Become a Misogynist “Man” To Be a “Liberated” Woman?

“Now, we are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Once, women were trained to marry a doctor, not be one.” Gloria Steinem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions “Suddenly, I began to wonder: If one in three or four American women had an abortion at some time in her life–a common statistical estimate, even in […]

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Whole Food and Sex: Is Contraception “Processed Sex”?

May 15, AD2015 6 Comments
Whole Food and Sex:  Is Contraception “Processed Sex”?

Recently I attended a workshop on food addiction as part of the continuing education requirement of my license to practice psychology. I learned some fascinating facts that got me thinking about something not usually associated with food addiction—contraception. Let me explain. What I learned was this: Researchers tell us that there is a close similarity […]

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It Takes Two to Two Step

May 14, AD2015 2 Comments
It Takes Two to Two Step

“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak” – Hopi Indian Saying I’ve been dancing a lot lately – two step, cha cha, waltz, triple step, triple two step. These dances are different from line dancing, different from the kind of dance I do around my living room when my favorite song comes on, […]

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There is Little to Joke About in the Three Secrets of Fatima

May 13, AD2015 33 Comments
There is Little to Joke About in the Three Secrets of Fatima

The following is an unofficial translation of an address given by His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Amato at the Pontifical University Antonianum on the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. The address was published in Italian on the web site of L’Osservatore Romano from which this translation was made. 1. When I was the Secretary […]

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Called to Deep Waters

May 13, AD2015 0 Comments
Called to Deep Waters

In Matthew’s telling of Christ walking on water (Matt 14:22-33), we hear Peter say to our Lord, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” Christ assures him that it is indeed Him who walks on the raging seas and calls to Peter to join Him. Peter, who was […]

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Favorite Books of the Bible

May 12, AD2015 3 Comments
Favorite Books of the Bible

Since my parents purchased a Bible for me, at my request, for Christmas 1970, I have read a chapter from the New Testament and a chapter from the Old each night.  What a magnificent collection of books the Bible is!  Prophecies, histories, court chronicles, songs, gospels, letters, codes of laws and so much more.  The […]

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An A Priori Argument for Atheism?

May 12, AD2015 2 Comments
An A Priori Argument for Atheism?

In the video, “The Meaning of Life”, cosmologist, Sean Carroll, proposes atheistic naturalism as consistent with the complete explanation of the universe by the principles of physics. The universe consists of elementary particles obeying the laws of physics. That is all there is. This argument begins with the observation of material reality and ends with […]

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