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Author Archive: Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg

Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg is a Catholic convert, husband, father, Catholic writer and speaker on matters of Faith, culture, and education. He teaches, theology, philosophy and Church history at Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta. Steven is a member of the Teacher Advisory Board and writer of curriculum at the Sophia Institute for Teachers, a contributor to the Integrated Catholic Life, Crisis Magazine, The Civilized Reader, The Standard Bearers, The Imaginative Conservative and Catholic Exchange.

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Faith, Reason, and the Transgender Movement

October 28, AD2016 5 Comments
Faith, Reason, and the Transgender Movement

The transgender movement is wholly incompatible with faith and reason. Even though God wants us all to achieve salvation, He gives us the unbearable compliment of a free will. Our freedom to choose our own paths, to accept or reject the gifts of grace and reason, and to direct our faith to the revealed Word […]

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“I Love the Catholic Church, But …”

September 28, AD2016 77 Comments
“I Love the Catholic Church, But …”

I can’t believe how often I hear people who call themselves Catholic make explicit statements of unfaithfulness. It usually goes something like: “I love the Catholic Church and I believe most of what She teaches. I just disagree on a few of Her positions.” Usually the disagreements revolve around sexual morality, sins against the 6th […]

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Why the Prince of Peace Divides Us

August 28, AD2016 5 Comments
Why the Prince of Peace Divides Us

Christ is known as the Prince of Peace; as God the Son, through Whom “all things were made” (Nicene Creed), it is He alone who mediates true peace. And yet in this world we succumb to the wily tactics of the Great Deceiver, known as the “prince of this world.” The Bent One and his […]

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Three Stumbling Blocks To Evangelizing The World

July 28, AD2016 43 Comments
Three Stumbling Blocks To Evangelizing The World

The great commission given to us by our Lord and Savior is to “go out and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). This is our Catholic duty, to evangelize the world. We must begin with our families and neighbors. To do this is no meager task, it never has been easy and it never […]

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How to Talk to LGBTQ Supporters

June 29, AD2016 56 Comments
How to Talk to LGBTQ Supporters

The terrain upon which a well-formed Catholic can comfortably discuss the LGBTQ issues in today’s intellectual and moral climate is almost non-existent. The faithful Catholic has a very narrow road upon which he can tread. To the left there is a deep valley of ideology comprised of inverted notions of freedom, rights, laws and love. […]

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Transgender Bathrooms and the Catholic Stand

June 1, AD2016 49 Comments
Transgender Bathrooms and the Catholic Stand

The transgender bathroom issue is a red herring obscuring the agenda propagated by the media, educators, and political agitators. We have been led by the nose for so long by a deeply corrupted mass media that we are apt to sit fixated on soundbites for weeks at a time. It is our perpetual habit now […]

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Modern Education and Catholic Schools

Modern Education and Catholic Schools

  Education is the means by which the future of a nation is sown and cultivated. There is hardly anything more important to the civic order than how the community’s young are educated.  The education of one generation will determine the success or failure of the next. If we took an honest look at our […]

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The Idol-Worship of Ideology

April 6, AD2016 4 Comments
The Idol-Worship of Ideology

We find ourselves particularly challenged in these modern times by a generally unsuspected set of idols: ideas. We are especially plagued today by our attachments to ideologies. Idol-Worship and Slavery When God spoke to Moses on the mount, he said, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the […]

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Catholics and the Sin of Human Respect

March 9, AD2016 6 Comments
Catholics and the Sin of Human Respect

The sin of human respect looms large in this world of exaggerated emphasis on high self-esteem, radical individualism, and sexual identity politics, grounded in a tolerance for vice that is a forceful sign of the twilight of a once great civilization. Public and private morality have been illicitly divorced, heaven and hell illicitly joined in […]

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Gender Theory and Sexual Confusion

February 3, AD2016 32 Comments
Gender Theory and Sexual Confusion

Perhaps the most confusing issue of our age and the one that may vex members of the Body of Christ the most, surround the topic of gender. This topic has become so enormously confusing over the last several decades that at first one can hardly be blamed for succumbing to the emotional arguments in favor […]

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Recognizing the Fall of Man

December 9, AD2015 17 Comments
Recognizing the Fall of Man

GK Chesterton suggested that the fall of man is a view held around the world; in fact, “It is not only the only enlightening, but the only encouraging view of life.” The Catholic Church teaches that man has suffered a privation of Grace and thereby has incurred the defect of Original Sin by his original […]

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The Concept, Origin, and Sacramental Nature of Marriage

November 11, AD2015 10 Comments
The Concept, Origin, and Sacramental Nature of Marriage

We live in strange times, disconnected from ultimate reality. We have managed to untether ourselves from self-evident truth, universal truth, and the nature of reality itself. Human life is becoming a free-for-all, in which we are apt to fancy ourselves our own creators. Our current problems began centuries ago when we began to doubt the […]

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Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, and the Synod

October 14, AD2015 26 Comments
Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, and the Synod

  Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has had the presence of mind to call two synods on the family to develop pastoral consensus on the urgent concerns surrounding the devastating state of the modern family. The broken or irregular home has gone from being the exception to the rule. The Catholic Church loves all sinners […]

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No Bongs for Bishops: Marijuana and Catholic Doctrine

September 17, AD2015 14 Comments
No Bongs for Bishops: Marijuana and Catholic Doctrine

  Some time ago, Aleteia published an apology for the legalization of marijuana titled “Bongs for Bishops?”. The article’s theme is that the bishops should take a long hard look at backing marijuana’s legalization. Marijuana Use a Sin This is a delusion belonging to the social utopians yearning to usher in a Brave New World. […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

August 19, AD2015 18 Comments
Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

We read, see, and hear a growing accumulation of stories in the news of small businesses being persecuted for not providing services to celebrate a same-sex marriage. Photographers, restaurants, inns, and bakeries are the initial targets; some law suits have had great success. It is an eerie echo of the Police song: Every move they […]

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Taking a Stand at the Crossroads

July 20, AD2015 6 Comments
Taking a Stand at the Crossroads

The recent United States Supreme Court decision declaring by man’s authority that two people of the same sex have the right to marry in all 50 states is a landmark moment for Catholics called to take a stand. After Roe v. Wade, there is no more compelling issue in the divine order of things about […]

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