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Tag: original sin

Did Neanderthals Have a Soul?

September 6, AD2017 29 Comments
Did Neanderthals Have a Soul?

The magisterium of the Church takes a direct interest in the question of evolution, because it touches on the conception of man, whom Revelation tells us is created in the image and likeness of God Pius XII underlined the essential point: if the origin of the human body comes through living matter which existed previously, the […]

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The Horror of Sin

February 22, AD2017 3 Comments
The Horror of Sin

Sin.  Why is that one three-letter word so dangerous to mankind? Because it is the one thing that will keep us from ever being happy and fulfilled. Sin has the power to turn us away from God, instead of toward the light of Christ. Sin leads us away from Jesus and heaven, and towards the […]

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Strange Dignity: Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God

July 21, AD2016 7 Comments
Strange Dignity: Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God

Lester Ballard, main character of the novel Child of God, commits murder, necrophilia, sexually harasses women, and is generally considered to be crazy. This being a novel by Cormac McCarthy, the most shocking thing about him is none of these. Rather, it is the suggestion that he might still have dignity, like anybody else, and […]

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The Moment, Mystery and Miracle of Kecharitōmenē

May 11, AD2015 6 Comments
The Moment, Mystery and Miracle of Kecharitōmenē

Kecharitōmenē (pronounced key-car-it-oh-may-nay): an ancient Greek participle meaning “filled with grace”, the salutation of singular and unique importance given to Mary, Mother of God by the Angel Gabriel. It “denotes one who has been and still is the object of divine benevolence, one who has been favored and continues to be favored by God, one who […]

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