Increase Your Prayers

Roe v. Wade may be being overturned. Make no mistake: If this happens, it will be a good, a very, very good, an incredible thing. Let’s not be so cynical that we don’t recognize when Aslan is on the move. But it has not happened yet. Redouble your prayers.

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He is Risen

From John 20: The Empty Tomb 1Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and *saw the stone already removed from the tomb. 2So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and *said to them, […]

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The Fatal Flaw of Sola Scriptura

I know extremely intelligent and educated Protestants, who can defend their views well. But with all due respect to my Protestant brothers in Christ, I must confess that the more I have thought over Sola Scriptura – argued to me by very intelligent people – the more I think it is utterly indefensible and absolute […]

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The Atomic Bombs

Probably the second most left-wing opinion I hold (to student loan forgiveness) is that the dropping of the atom bombs was in fact immoral. This gets many responses, some rhetorical and some genuine objections worth considering: “Why don’t you condemn the various firebombings of places like Tokyo and Berlin?” Just ask. I’d be happy to. […]

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Thomas Aquinas on Romans 9

Romans 9. The infamous predestination passage. The Calvinist prooftext to end all prooftexts. This is how the NASB puts it:  6But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; 7nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED.” 8That is, […]

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A disagreement with St. Thomas

James Chastek has this interesting post up on St. Thomas Aquinas’s interpretation of Jacob tricking Isaac out of Esau’s birthright by claiming he was his firstborn son. St. Thomas holds Jacob did not lie because he was speaking in a mystical sense, or so I paraphrase; read it yourself. If it seems unsatisfying to you, […]

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Naivete in Apologetics

I find myself recently drawn into apologetic discussions. My own faith in the truth of the Catholic Church has not weakened over time; it has in fact grown. I was once asked what it would take for me to admit I was wrong about the Church. I decided to give a serious answer: “If the […]

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