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Guest Commentaries

Can You Think Yourself into a New Gender, Race, or Nationality?

In the era of Neopaganism identified by Fr. Hardon, where each man worships himself as god, there must be a lie to convince them that they are. We’ve heard “Think and Grow Rich,” but Dustin Murphy asks what it means to “Think and be whatever you want”. He answers the question of who is supporting the delusion.

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The Resurrection Shook Hades, But Has It Shaken You?

Although chocolate and Easter egg hunts are fun, Easter is about someone returning from the dead. When confronted with the reality that the Easter celebration is a celebration of a man’s return from the dead, three things should happen: Your faith is shaken; You reexamine your beliefs; and, Your life changes. Shaken Faith No matter your…

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A Footnote

By Guest Author, Edmund Miller Soon we will witness again the Holy Thursday Mass and its traditional washing of the feet.  Maybe after I am dead and gone, someone may glance at this posting…and maybe, maybe, someone somewhere might one day offer a homily that gets to the core of what’s going on with this…

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Seeing and Teaching

by Guest Author, Edmund Miller The Gospel of John tells the story of Nicodemus, a Pharisee, who goes out at night to find and to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he says, “we know you are a teacher come from God, for no one can work the signs that you work unless God is with him”(3:2)….

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If Babies Could March, Could Politicians and Journalists Even See Them?

If Babies could march, assemble, and loudly voice their grievances, and there was political and journalistic will to protect their Constitutional[i] and natural right to life and to pursue happiness, then opinions and the law would change to protect those rights. All civil change comes from some form of a grassroots movement by those who are…

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“It’s A Wonderful Life”: Capracorn?

As is my Christmas tradition, I watched Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” once again last night. Watching the accompanying featurettes, I was surprised to learn that the film was somewhat of a box-office failure when it was released. Critics described Capra’s vision just as Old Potter described George Bailey’s idealism: “sentimental hogwash.” The director’s…

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The Legacy of Junípero Serra

by Guest Author, Patrick Laurence “A happy death, of all the things of life is our principal concern. For if we attain that, it matters little if we lose all the rest. But if we do not attain that, nothing else will be of any value.” – Junípero Serra, 1749 When Fray Junípero Serra is…

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The Problem with the Prevenient: Low Expectations are Killing the Faith

by Guest Author, Fr. Anthony C. Neusch “The most important lesson that you can learn in this class is this: ‘Children will succeed at the level of your expectations, if you are willing to help them attain success.’” It was the most important thing I have ever learned, and it wasn’t said in any of the…

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The Evident and the Transfigured

by Dr. Rebecca Oas As we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, it’s worth reflecting on the fact that Our Lord was not transformed on Mount Thabor [Tabor], but transfigured. That is, it was His appearance that was changed before the eyes of the Apostles. I observe that Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines transfigure as “to…

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The Inconvenient Truth for Liberals in Laudato Si

By Guest Author Terri Aluise The Vatican is set to release Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si on Thursday. A leaked draft version of the encyclical was released earlier this week and shows that Pope Francis believes that man is the primary cause of climate change. Not surprisingly, Conservatives are already in an uproar…

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