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Author Archive: Guy McClung

Guy McClung lives with his wife of 43+ years in San Antonio TX helping inventors develop and patent their inventions. Following two stints in the seminary with the missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, total 5 years, he came to the realization that God was not calling him to that type of vowed obedience; so he left the seminary and got married. Seven children and eleven grandchildren later, he decided to try to write some words that would convey his thanks to God almighty for blessing after blessing after blessing.

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And With Whose “Spirit” ?

April 17, AD2017 15 Comments
And With Whose “Spirit” ?

“And also with you.” “And with your Spirit.” Six of one half a dozen of the other ? Mox nix ? Who cares? What difference does it make? The difference is all the difference in the world. Actually, all the difference in all the universe and all Heaven. The difference is: Jesus Christ present as […]

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Jane Austen’s Morality Of Marriage

March 16, AD2017 0 Comments
Jane Austen’s Morality Of Marriage

In our time, according to one of several divergent moralities, an act is a heinous hell-damning sin, while another morality will validate that same act as a heaven-winning act of virtue. This was not so in Jane Austen’s world. There was a generally accepted familial, communal and societal code of conduct – a morality – […]

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How Can Imperfect Contrition Lead to Perfect Contrition?

February 17, AD2017 0 Comments
How Can Imperfect Contrition Lead to Perfect Contrition?

How can imperfect contrition lead to perfect contrition? To make a “good confession” and to receive absolution for sin, a sinner must be, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “of contrite heart.” (Paragraph 1450). The sinner must have contrition. Imperfect Contrition The Catechism describes two types of contrition, each sufficient for effective reception […]

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The PostPersons: Part II

February 9, AD2017 0 Comments
The PostPersons: Part II

This is Part II of the PostPersons story. In Part I a future was described in which the Supreme Legislature of the United States, once known as the Supreme Court, expanded the right to abortion, so children with the caring assistance of the government, would have a right to terminate their parents. The PostPersons II […]

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My Child Is Going To Hell

January 17, AD2017 2 Comments
My Child Is Going To Hell

Perhaps; but, in living faith, there is hope. Full disclosure: Yes, that is intentionally a “Made Ya Look” headline. It is also precisely how many parents feel about their children in today’s world. Many a loving, caring parent does fear, with good reason, that a child will go to hell unless there is a miracle […]

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The Book of Job: Speak Rightly Of God

January 1, AD2017 1 Comment
The Book of Job: Speak Rightly Of God

At the end of the Book Of Job, God tells the acquaintances of Job, who have denigrated, accused, and chastised Job, to prepare sacrifices; but He also tells them not to pray in offering the sacrifices, because He will not listen to their prayers. However, He tells these men He will listen to the prayers […]

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PostPersons

December 11, AD2016 2 Comments
PostPersons

In 1970, if someone in America would have told you that all the laws against abortion in all the states (but two) would be overturned and nullified by seven men on the United States Supreme Court, with no reliance on accepted principles of jurisprudence and Supreme Court precedents, you would have laughed. Then, in 1973,  there […]

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Amoris Laetitia, Mercy Robots & Sinning In Heaven

November 10, AD2016
Amoris Laetitia, Mercy Robots & Sinning In Heaven

Many scholars and theologians think that, at best, certain statements in the papal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia are ambiguous, with some possible interpretations being heresy. For this reason, forty-five theologians have appealed to the Vatican for what they see as errors in Amoris Lateitia to be corrected [henceforth herein “AL”]  so the Exhortation will not proclaim […]

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Jesus Freak

October 30, AD2016 6 Comments
Jesus Freak

Recently, I posted pro-life comments on an article about a celebrity who said that he and his girlfriend were “eternally grateful” that Planned Parenthood was there for them to help them kill their first child. In my comments, I mentioned God had made this unique child in His image and that – despite the fact […]

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New Truth? Jesus’s Mistakes? God’s Errors?

October 12, AD2016 13 Comments
New Truth? Jesus’s Mistakes? God’s Errors?

In the article “The Ideal and the Real” discussing the Exhortation, Amoris Latetia (Joshua J. McElwee, Nat’l Cath. Reporter April 22- May 5, 2016), what appears to be a new teaching on eternal punishment in the Exhortation is quoted in the article and it also is printed in enlarged bold font within the text: “No […]

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Rejoice Always! Really?

September 27, AD2016 1 Comment
Rejoice Always! Really?

This seems to be impossible. St. Paul tells us: “Rejoice always, pray continually, in all things give thanks.” (1 Thess 5:16-18). No Joy In Pain & Suffering Who rejoices when her child is injured? Who rejoices when he loses his job? Who rejoices when she is lying in pain, dying? Who rejoices at a broken […]

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Here I Am, Lord; About 68% Of Me

September 13, AD2016 3 Comments
Here I Am, Lord; About 68% Of Me

Here Is a Good Part of Me For decades, I stood up in Church, often, and said “I have greatly sinned,” and then went out and sinned again, thinking that I cannot be perfect; I am going to sin; if I just get into purgatory at some point I will be happy with God for […]

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Cancer God’s Gift

September 1, AD2016 2 Comments
Cancer God’s Gift

Compared to eternity, even living to be a century old is nothing. I had truly self-sacrificing full of wonder nuns who taught me through eighth grade. In fifth grade, one of these special ladies, Sister Mary Margaret, told us to imagine a dove that flew by the earth once every thousand years and one of […]

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Judas Pontius Kaine

August 21, AD2016 8 Comments
Judas Pontius Kaine

As a conscientious Catholic voter, who has examined the words and actions of the Catholic Democrat candidate, Tim Kaine, I have come to the conclusion that to vote for this man would be a grave sin. One of the rights recognized by the Declaration of Independence is the right to life. Yes, Kaine has said […]

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Augustine and Descartes: From Self to God

August 1, AD2016 8 Comments
Augustine and Descartes: From Self to God

Rene Descartes is known for the most well-known quote in all of philosophy, “Cogito, ergo sum” – I think, therefore I am. Apparently, when he wrote this in the 17th century he was unaware that over ten centuries before St. Augustine had made the same point. Rene’s friends let him know about the work of […]

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The Unchanging God Will Be Nice to Me

July 16, AD2016 3 Comments
The Unchanging God Will Be Nice to Me

“Divine immutability” refers to the unchangeableness of our perfect God. Many of the pagan gods, both throughout history and still today, are not perfect. They change, often in very human ways. They lie, they intentionally hurt people, they commit what are by human standards crimes and sins, and they break their promises. For Christians, God […]

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Feminist Anti-Porn Logic: The Rational Basis For The Anti-Abortion Position

July 2, AD2016 2 Comments
Feminist Anti-Porn Logic: The Rational Basis For The Anti-Abortion Position

As there are on both sides of the life issues – e.g. feminists for life who oppose abortion and feminists for death who are pro-abortion – there are feminists who are against pornography and feminists who are pro-pornography. Some pro-pornography feminists are porn advocates and porn profiteers. “Sex-positive feminists” see pornography as a valid medium […]

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Augustine & Descartes: God Is, but What is He?

June 22, AD2016 8 Comments
Augustine & Descartes: God Is, but What is He?

  A previous article discussed that both Augustine and Descartes arrived at the concept of an existing God by first concluding that each of them, as an individual person, existed. Augustine proceeded from his proof that he existed, from his Si fallor, sum (If I am mistaken, I am), to the conclusion that God must […]

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Jane Austen’s Paradigm: Family As Gospel

June 8, AD2016 3 Comments
Jane Austen’s Paradigm:  Family As Gospel

It is remarkable that for over two centuries now, and in our present time, Jane Austen’s writings are still popular. Why is this so? This question’s answer is profound in its simplicity and truth. Question: Why Why do soldiers in deadly combat enjoy Jane’s writing? (Due to her impact on many who read her and […]

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Credo Scientific Dogma Part II: Powerism

May 28, AD2016 1 Comment
Credo Scientific Dogma Part II: Powerism

Powerism is a generic term for any governing system in which one group of powered people controls, dominates, orders, and rules another group of non-powered people; while the powered people themselves do not follow laws, morality, ethics, or a code of conduct enforced for the non-powered group. Powered people have been called elites, aristocrats, rulers, […]

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