Monthly Archives: October 2010

Are You a Groupie or a Disciple

A Protestant pastor asks an important question. Are we just fans who think Jesus is awesome, or are we followers who want to become like Him? Excerpt: Finally, a thought crossed my mind: “I wonder what Jesus taught whenever he … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking: Catholics and Evolution

Monsignor Pope discusses the question,  Can a Catholic Accept Evolutionary  Theory Uncritically? “Hence, a Catholic ought to be very careful to avoid an uncritical acceptance of the Theory of Evolution.  An old maxim comes to mind: Seldom Affirm, never deny, … Continue reading

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Faith And a Pint of Guinness

A reader has alerted me to an interesting blog, Catholic Drinkie. The blogger, Sarah, is passionate about her faith, and she loves beer. In moderation of course. Her blog is almost a virtual Theology on Tap. I think that my … Continue reading

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Only In the Catholic Church

The first place that we lived, over thirteen years ago, when we returned to the US  was Guymon Oklahoma. Guymon is a small town in the panhandle of Oklahoma. Catholics make up less than 5% of the population. My husband … Continue reading

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Faith AND Reason; Science AND Miracle

The Wall Street Journal has this headline in today’s paper: Chile’s Rescue Formula: ‘75% Science, 25% Miracle’ Amen. Catholic that I am, I am very good at asserting “both” instead of either or”. It seems, however, that I missed a … Continue reading

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Love, Marriage, Babies: In That Order Please

Deacon Larry and I are involved in Baptismal Preparation.  And of course Deacon actually Baptizes!  Last  Sunday he Baptized five beautiful babies. But Catholics are not immune to the cultural zeitgeist which does not value marriage or children. Monsignor Pope … Continue reading

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God in the Mine

The fifth miner up was Jimmy Sanchez. Yesterday, he sent up a note reading, “There are actually 34 of us [in the mine], because God has never left us down here.” He is 18 years old. The story of the … Continue reading

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