Category Archives: Roman Catholicism

Inviting Jesus into her heart

Today, both Latin (Roman Catholic) and Greek (Orthodox) Christians remember the falling asleep of the Mother of God. Using some of the terminology from our revivalist friends, Mary became the very first to accept Jesus as her personal Lord and … Continue reading

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An open letter to Josh Harris, seeker

Dear Josh: I hope I can call you Josh, though we’ve never met and I was way too old in the 90s to get caught up in “purity culture.” (Heck, even my son was a bit too old.) What I … Continue reading

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James Carroll’s faerie tale

  Christianity was very different at the beginning. The first reference to the Jesus movement in a nonbiblical source comes from the Jewish Roman historian Flavius Josephus, writing around the same time that the Gospels were taking form. Josephus described … Continue reading

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To build anew

I haven’t been closely following the story of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral fire for reasons at least partly alluded to in my more casual blog: There’s so much chaos and tourism associated with Notre Dame that my experience … Continue reading

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Clippings & Comment, 2/9/19

A little scat with big band, Adidas stumbles, corporate oppression passes government oppression, and more. Continue reading

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Clippings from 1/27/19

Clipped Sunday, some late. Covington is the non-story that just keeps on giving. Continue reading

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Political Potpourri 1/11/19

The Wall (not Pink Floyd), Bigotries Right and Left, plus Alexandria Oscasio Palin-Cortez Continue reading

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The Vincentian Canon

I long ago committed to memory — in Latin, no less — quod semper, quod ubique, et quod ab omnibus creditum est. I also made sure I knew the English meaning, since I don’t speak Latin (and nobody has set … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri, 12/23/18

1 Faith is not the supposition that something might be true, but the assurance that someone is there. Bishop Kallistos Ware 2 “Unless you like stats / just skip the begats,” wrote Jeanne and William Steig in their “Old Testament … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/17/18

1 Here’s the racket that you should have gone into. You’re selling something, a college diploma, that’s deemed a necessity. And you have total pricing power. Better than that: When you raise your prices, you not only don’t lose customers, … Continue reading

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