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Author Archive: Scott Eric Alt

Scott Eric Alt is a Catholic convert and blogger at the National Catholic Register. He has an M.A. in English literature (1998) from Southern Illinois University, and in a past life taught introductory college composition and literature. In 2011, after many years of Protestant church-hopping, he was received into the Catholic Church. He is a Third Degree Knight of Columbus and Benedictine oblate of St. Meinrad Archabbey. He currently lives near Cincinnati, Ohio. You can find his personal blog here.

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Blessed Are You Who Have Not Seen

March 28, AD2016 3 Comments
Blessed Are You Who Have Not Seen

In a recent article in the Washington Post, Jacob Lupfer argues that “doubting the Bible is good for Christians.” Since the article was published on Good Friday, I suspected that the obligatory yearly scoffing at the Resurrection was afoot. Lupfer did not disappoint. The secular media is always busy at its charism of instructing Christians […]

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No, the Pope Is Not “Bossing Around” the U.S. on Border Wall

February 21, AD2016 66 Comments
No, the Pope Is Not “Bossing Around” the U.S. on Border Wall

Political agitator Ann Coulter took to Twitter a few days ago to share these sterling thoughts. The typography is hers. Jeb!, an AMERICAN Catholic, defends Trump, disapproves of Pope bossing around U.S. on wall. Rubio, a ROMAN Catholic, beholden to the Pope. At the time I write this, that post has received 1,143 favorites and […]

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Does the Pope Really Think Jesus Sinned?

January 8, AD2016 55 Comments
Does the Pope Really Think Jesus Sinned?

Pope Francis has, once again, gotten himself in trouble with those bloggers who are often more than ready to criticize his every word. This time, the criticism involves these words from the pope’s homily on December 27, for the Feast of the Holy Family: At the end of that pilgrimage [to Jerusalem, when Christ was […]

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The Truth About the Crusades

November 21, AD2015 8 Comments
The Truth About the Crusades

The Crusades cause people too much confusion. The view seems to be, there is little to defend in them, and even many Catholics tend to grow weary of “Crusades apologists.” Weren’t the Crusades an appalling example of an excess of violent zeal to beat down infidels? (For the Church only sent warriors after the Muslims […]

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Why Doesn’t the Church Infallibly Interpret Every Verse of Scripture?

October 23, AD2015 12 Comments
Why Doesn’t the Church Infallibly Interpret Every Verse of Scripture?

Protestant apologists will often pose this question to Catholics: If your Church is really infallible, why does it not just interpret every last verse of Scripture for us? It has had two thousand years to do so. If it cannot do so, what good is infallibility to me? Most often they will raise this question […]

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How Pope Francis Shocks Us on Life

September 25, AD2015 76 Comments
How Pope Francis Shocks Us on Life

Pope Francis came to Washington, and some of us appointed ourselves experts on what he ought to say. (Here is one example. Here is another.) Once you do that, you also become certain what the pope ought not say. Don’t talk about climate change, sir. Don’t mention capitalism. Stay out of politics when you talk […]

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St. Augustine: What Has Been Injured Shall Be Renewed

August 28, AD2015 2 Comments
St. Augustine: What Has Been Injured Shall Be Renewed

I had made a point of not watching the recent videos exposing the barbaric evils of Planned Parenthood and Stem Express, put out by the Center for Medical Progress. You find out what is in them without that. Why expose myself to seeing images I would not be able to erase from my mind? Why […]

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