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Michele is retired, happily married, the mother of two adult daughters and has one granddaughter. As a lifelong Catholic and writer, she has managed to find a way to write in most of her career positions. She spent 35 years as a registered respiratory therapist, during which time she was given opportunities to write for the hospitals where she worked. She earned her Certificate in Healthcare Quality in 1994, which led to more writing opportunities. Some of this writing included grant proposals, educational materials, brochures, patient home care materials, policies and procedures. Later, she wrote articles and blogs for websites on legal, medical, genealogy, and RVing/camping topics. Noting that Truth, Jesus, and God have been increasingly disregarded, she hoped for an opportunity to write about the Church, Truth, and the wonderful things she's learned, with God's guidance, from a Catholic point of view.

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The Fallacy of Placing Faith in Science Rather than in God

October 15, AD2017 2 Comments
The Fallacy of Placing Faith in Science Rather than in God

It’s curious how people who claim to have faith in science criticize Christians for believing in God based on faith. Yet, what science has to offer has become a belief system, itself (e.g. religion.) And this “religion” fails to offer any sound, unchanging, and omnipotent foundation. While science is supposed to be based upon logic, […]

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The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas Part V: The Fifth Way

September 22, AD2017 0 Comments
The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas Part V: The Fifth Way

The Fifth Way – Argument from Governance or Order Just as the Third and Fourth Ways build on the first two Ways, the Fifth of the Five Ways builds on everything else. But, again, let’s put this in modern terms. In St. Thomas’ terms, natural bodies “act for an end.” In modern terms, natural and […]

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The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part IV: The Fourth Way

September 8, AD2017 0 Comments
The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part IV: The Fourth Way

The Fourth Way — the Argument from Gradation or Degrees of a Quality The Fourth Way to demonstrate the existence of God is from the objective degrees of desirable qualities of things. In order for qualities to be objective rather than subjective, degrees of quality must be relative to a fixed point of reference that […]

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The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part III: The Third Way

August 22, AD2017 0 Comments
The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part III: The Third Way

The Third Way – The Argument from Necessity Building upon the Argument from Efficient Cause, the Third Way demonstrates that there are things that are non-necessary, (meaning that it’s possible for them “not to be,”) and which are caused by a necessary thing that “has to be.” This argument says that whatever has been brought […]

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The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part II

July 12, AD2017 0 Comments
The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part II

Last month I presented the First Way St. Thomas Aquinas explained the logical existence of God. Here is the Second Way. While this is a quick read, it may take some effort to discern St. Thomas’ subtle concepts because of the different use of words between his time and ours. The Second Way: The Argument […]

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The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part I

June 11, AD2017 8 Comments
The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part I

Thomas Aquinas’ Ways But on one particular day, she grabbed my full, locked-on attention. She was talking about St. Thomas Aquinas’ famous Five Logical Proofs of God’s Existence, or five ways to demonstrate God’s existence. Up until that moment, I’d pretty much taken the Catholic Church’s teachings for granted. But this was new! These five […]

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Why We Are Responsible For The Crucifixion

May 9, AD2017 2 Comments
Why We Are Responsible For The Crucifixion

We often hear how our sins, were the cause of Jesus’ crucifixion. This is a pretty hard concept to accept for a couple reasons.  Most importantly, the Crucifixion happened almost 2000 years ago. It’s hard enough to imagine how peoples’ sins, prior to Jesus, were responsible for the Crucifixion, let alone the sins of people who […]

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