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Resurrection and Reversion: How a Deist Became a Theist, Part II

August 7, AD2017 0 Comments
Resurrection and Reversion: How a Deist Became a Theist, Part II

As stated in Part I, I will now show you how I saw the Resurrection as not just possible but probable, so probable that I cannot in good conscience deny it. This will not be in full detail. I will have reading suggestions at the end of this article that are devoted to the problem. […]

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From Reversion to Reversion: How a Deist Became a Theist, Part I

July 24, AD2017 0 Comments
From Reversion to Reversion: How a Deist Became a Theist, Part I

If anyone reading has ever driven down Interstate 70 from Wichita, Kansas to Denver, Colorado, then you will know how completely uninteresting the drive can be. The fields of Kansas are beautiful but it is very challenging to drive in a straight line for hundreds of miles. During this drive, I obviously had some time […]

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Can Christians Believe in a Christ Without Miracles?

May 19, AD2017 0 Comments
Can Christians Believe in a Christ Without Miracles?

Do we really need to believe in certain miracles to be Christians? That is the question Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times asked Evangelical pastor Rev. Tim Keller and more recently former President Jimmy Carter. The answer Kristof seems to want is, “No, you can be skeptical about the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection […]

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Easter and Building a Curriculum of Hope

May 18, AD2017 0 Comments
Easter and Building a Curriculum of Hope

I have been working in the field of education for more than twenty years now. And every time I come to reflect upon the fruits of Easter, I always try to connect it to the work of educating young people. This month, I have decided to write about the relationship between the Resurrection story and […]

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Breakdown On The Road To Emmaus

May 2, AD2017 1 Comment
Breakdown On The Road To Emmaus

The story of the disciples encountering Christ on the road to Emmaus has special prominence in the Easter season. Jesus, in His resurrected body, converses with two people walking to the title city. Although the trip was only about seven miles, it could have easily taken a couple of hours walking at a leisurely pace. […]

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Why We Worship On Sunday

April 16, AD2017 7 Comments
Why We Worship On Sunday

As children, all Catholics are taught the Ten Commandments. We learn that it is wrong to kill, to steal, to commit adultery, to worship other gods, etc. The Ten Commandments come from the Old Testament, and for the most part they transfer over to Christianity quite seamlessly. However, there is one exception: the third commandment […]

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In the Shelter of His Rays

April 10, AD2016 2 Comments
In the Shelter of His Rays

Entering Into the Resurrection – “The Shelter of His Rays” One of my favorite Rosary Mysteries is the Resurrection of Christ, though they all have their place for different times and seasons. And, so, during this Easter Season I would like to invite you into the graces, the “rays of mercy,” that I experience. First off, […]

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A Night in the Holy Sepulchre

April 6, AD2016 0 Comments
A Night in the Holy Sepulchre

If you want old ideas read new books, but if you want new ideas read old books’. With these words my spiritual director gave me – ‘Abandonment to Divine Providence’ by the Jesuit French mystic Jean Pierre de Caussade SJ, who died in 1751. The book is perhaps better known under the title- ‘The Sacrament […]

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The Power of Words for Pilgrims of Mercy: The Brilliance of the Resurrection

April 4, AD2016 0 Comments
The Power of Words for Pilgrims of Mercy: The Brilliance of the Resurrection

The joy of Easter should remain with us beyond the Easter Triduum. In the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Catholic pilgrim’s words should be full of the love of God, and the hope of the Resurrection each day. Words inspired by mercy, and formed in truth, nudge us toward the living God. As a French […]

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Remember: Catholics Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead

March 29, AD2016 15 Comments
Remember: Catholics Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead

The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer […]

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The Day That God Was Dead

March 26, AD2016 4 Comments
The Day That God Was Dead

Friedrich Nietzsche famously once said that God is dead. Today, we remember the one day in history when he was right. Yesterday, Good Friday, we commemorated the day when humanity unknowingly put God to death for the unthinkable crime of claiming to be God. St. Augustine identifies pride as the root of all sin, defining […]

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In Defense of Childhood

November 14, AD2015 7 Comments
In Defense of Childhood

In my hometown, the local newspaper runs several advice columns, including one by a Christian pastor. A few years ago, around Eastertime, I was perusing the paper and noticed that one man wrote in to the pastor, saying that while he could accept most Christian tenets, he had utter incredulity for the notion of the […]

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Are Catholics the “Resurrection People”?

April 2, AD2015 33 Comments
Are Catholics the “Resurrection People”?

“We are an Easter people, and ‘Alleluia’ is our song!” These words are attributed to St. John Paul II. And, indeed, he did deliver them; once, during an address at a black parish in Harlem in 1979, and again before leading the congregation in the Angelus at a Mass in Adelaide, Australia, in 1986. However, […]

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Christianity: Counterfactuals vs Faith

February 11, AD2014 4 Comments
Christianity: Counterfactuals vs Faith

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God.” – St. Paul, Eph 2:8 Several weeks ago, Alan […]

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You are Not Perishable – Live Accordingly

February 13, AD2013 7 Comments
You are Not Perishable – Live Accordingly

I saw a pin on Pinterest that said, “You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.” and thought, “Whaaat…?” This is exactly one of those situations when the Catholic view is the exact opposite of the world’s. There might be an apparent “care” of the body: gyms are becoming more of a routine and a meeting spot and Dr. […]

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