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From the Mail: How can a Vow be voluntary if Abraham Forced His servant to make one?

Bruno B. wrote in with a question about an entry on the Bellarmine Forum catechism in which a vow is explained as: “1. A vow is a promise voluntarily made to God, to perform some good action. The vow is a promise made to God. We call upon God implicitly, if not explicitly when we…

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Ladies and Gentleman: Start your Christmas Novena Today!

Your challenge, should you accept it:  Try completing this simple novena.  It will change your outlook on Christmas and inspire good meditation on the Nativity of Our Lord.  His birth in humble means.  The trials Mary and Joseph faced to make it happen.  The circumstances of not even being welcome.  All of the Old Testament…

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Image of the Blessed Mother inset in a circle with floral flourishes to each side. John B. Manos

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart and the Trial of the West by Islam?

In the wake of Mohammedism’s (Islam’s) initial spread over the middle east, an African bishop penned a consecration to the Blessed Mother’s Immaculate heart. The Bishop of Toledo wrote one as well. We know that Spain was run over by Islam for a time, but it got me wondering… August is traditionally devoted to focusing on devotion to the…

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The 1 Root of Liberal Violence, Progressivism, Liberal Journalism, Griswold Contraception, and Police State

What does the combination of liberal journalists, modern “liberal violence”, the Federal Government imposing its will on States, schools, and hospitals, American progressivism, and Griswold vs. Connecticut have in common: animosity, or, specifically: dialectic and historical materialism? Historical materialism sees the world as a process based on modes of production, specifically within capitalism. Dialectic materialism…

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Gamaliel in Ferguson (CCHD Dollars at Work?)

Rev. Tracey Blackman, speaking on “webinar video” about the Gamaliel Foundations’s activism in Ferguson,i said that the Gamaliel-involved clergy must be “protectors of the narrative” and that they would be the ones to tell what really happened in Ferguson. In an era when media regularly “shape” the news for their own political ends, we understand…

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White Privilege Conference 2014: Government Funding to Reeducate the Educators

A fascinating discussion of racism, as a long-standing institution of “systemic, race-based privilege in America,”[i] has been conducted for the past 15 years in education circles at an annual event called the White Privilege Conference (WPC). WPCs are attended by “high school and college students, teachers, university faculty and higher education professionals, nonprofit staff, activists,…

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To Restore What Has Been Seized Unjustly

If the Christian Religion forbade war altogether, those who sought salutary advice in the Gospel would rather have been counseled to cast aside their arms, and to give up soldiering altogether.   On the contrary, they were told: “Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages,” the command to…

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Fr. Schall on Charlie Rice’s Latest

Excellent analysis in Catholic World Report.

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From Under the Rubble…Gratitude, Government, and Gall

Voluntary Christian charity results in the natural gratitude of both the benefactor and the beneficiary. “Thank you,” says the man robbed and thrown in the ditch; “No, thank YOU,” says the Good Samaritan — “for giving me the opportunity to serve a brother in Christ.” That’s the way it’s been for centuries in Christendom. But…

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iTunes feed for Footnote podcast restored

Earlier today, we sent this announcement to our email list subscribers (if you don’t already subscribe, it’s easy to do right here). AMDG+BVMH   Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2013 Dear friends of the Bellarmine Forum, Recently, we moved around a lot of things on our website in preparation for the new version coming soon. This caused…

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