A Catechesis on Emotions

Have you ever wondered what emotions are for, and how they fit in with a life of faith and reflection? Emotions are important because they

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Born to Rest in Truth

Is your washing machine running? Maybe you’ve had the experience I’ve had. Wet clothes, especially towels, get unevenly distributed in the tub, causing it to

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree

First, let’s get the facts straight about the Holy Father’s comments in the Vatican, the so called “All Dogs go to Heaven” episode. Pope Francis

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Christianity is Freedom

The Christian faith from the beginning is the sacrifice of all freedom…. –Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil Freedom consists not in doing what we

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How God Reveals Himself in Memory

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard. A metaphysical principle observed by St. Thomas Aquinas says that

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Good Friday and the Two Mobs

In the days leading up to Good Friday, Jesus was encountered by two different kinds of mobs that had entirely different responses to him and

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Edith Stein on Living Fully in the Present

Edith Stein was an admirer of St. Thomas Aquinas, and like Aquinas, she understood that words mean things, but they do not always mean them unambiguously. President Bill Clinton, for example, testified that what he

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When Did Jesus Know He was God?

Little is known about the time between our LORD’s birth in Bethlehem and the Wedding at Cana where he began his public mission. So the question of when Jesus in his

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