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Michelangelo Creates Sculptures On His Path To Redemption

June 30, AD2018 0 Comments
Michelangelo Creates Sculptures On His Path To Redemption

Michelangelo sculpted the Vatican Pieta, which is known worldwide and is, perhaps, the most viewed work of art in St. Peter’s church in the Vatican.  Another of his most famous sculptures is his solitary David. Less well known, however, is his Florentine Pieta, which some believe he intended to be placed at his own grave. The artistic and political […]

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The Doctrinal Development of Islam

June 10, AD2018 0 Comments
The Doctrinal Development of Islam

Not unlike the history of doctrinal development in the Catholic Church, the possibility of doctrinal development within the Islam has been studied, discussed and whether or not such development remained consistent with Islamic teachings. regarding some assertions of philosophy which, to some, appeared to contradict Islamic teachings. Islam Various Islamic thinkers assert that there can […]

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One Last Look at the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, From a Different Angle

November 22, AD2017 4 Comments
One Last Look at the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, From a Different Angle

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, on October 31, 2017, is finally over.  For many Catholics, the ‘celebration’ may have been a bit drawn out.  The plethora of articles both praising and criticizing Luther and the Reformation that lead up to the anniversary, although not entirely unexpected, was a tad much. Crux Editor John Allen […]

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Time, Progressivism, Death, and the Liturgical Calendar

March 3, AD2017 0 Comments
Time, Progressivism, Death, and the Liturgical Calendar

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. What might have been is an abstraction Remaining a perpetual possibility Only in a world of speculation. What might have been and what has been Point […]

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Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

December 17, AD2016 1 Comment
Hacksaw Ridge:  A Review

The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly […]

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The Forgotten History of Anti-Catholic Riots

November 13, AD2016 0 Comments
The Forgotten History of Anti-Catholic Riots

In the subtle shift away from the dominant agricultural communities to the rising dominance of cities and their segregation of incoming immigrants, cultures will bind themselves within their own. It was the rise of the tenements and the subsequent use of cheap labor for the lowest jobs which helped to foster what is termed as […]

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A Manmade God

September 15, AD2016 2 Comments
A Manmade God

“The Scarlet Whore, the Dogs of Hell, the Second Beast, the Anti-Christ, ‘these have disgraced humanity and crimsoned a great part of the world with innocent blood. And soon riding triumphant over the heads of true Protestants, making multitudes drunk with the wine of her fornications…The need to swap the best religion in the world […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe and the New Evangelization

June 30, AD2016 4 Comments
Our Lady of Guadalupe and the New Evangelization

According to Internet lore, Hillary Clinton once visited Mexico City and the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During her visit, as she examined the image, she asked, “Who painted this?” The priest with her said, “God, of course.” It’s impossible to know how much further that conversation went, or if the priest explained some […]

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John Adams and the Mass

May 24, AD2016 7 Comments
John Adams and the Mass

Adams was Unsympathetic to the Catholic Faith John Adams, second President of these United States, was a man of very firm convictions.   Once he decided to support a cause, most notably American independence, nothing on this Earth could convince him to change his mind.  In regard to religion, he was raised a Congregationalist.  Although described as a […]

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Balancing Culture and Christianity

January 9, AD2015 10 Comments
Balancing Culture and Christianity

Culture is a word with a depth of meaning – a mixture of pain, joy, pride, love, restriction, and tradition. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definitions include “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” and “a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc.” […]

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Evensong and Icons: Exploring My Faith as an Oxford Student

July 24, AD2014 7 Comments
Evensong and Icons: Exploring My Faith as an Oxford Student

When the boys’ choir began to proclaim the psalm, tears pooled up in my eyes. On my last evening in Oxford, a fellow classmate and I went to Evensong at Christ Church University. Listening to the renowned chorus of boys was a nearly perfect ending to my trip. Studying in Oxford from the end of May […]

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The Remarkable Jesuit Chinese Missions

July 3, AD2014 6 Comments
The Remarkable Jesuit Chinese Missions

In late December 1668, in a contest held at the Chinese Bureau of Astronomy, the Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-1688) correctly predicted the length of a shadow cast by a vertical rod. The Kangxi Emperor was impressed. But he challenged Verbiest to two additional tests: the prediction of the exact position of the sun and planets […]

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