Daily Archives: February 25, 2011

Lent is “biblical thing, not a made-up Catholic thing”

Well now.  I am so relieved. From the Associated Baptist Press: “It’s a biblical thing, not a made-up Catholic thing,” says Kyle Henderson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Athens, Texas, acknowledging a robust Baptist suspicion of spiritual practices seen … Continue reading

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Teach Teens about Sin

This is not an easy thing to know. My favorite deacon is the youth minister for our   parish.  He truly loves the kids, but he worries about them.  Young people today have bought into a culture that denies sin. But … Continue reading

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Virginia bill may force abortion clinics to close

This is excellent news.  H/T New Advent DENA POTTER – Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia took a big step Thursday toward eliminating most of the state’s 21 abortion clinics, approving a bill that would likely make rules so … Continue reading

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The wonder of mystery

At the beginning of every RCIA year, I always tell the inquirers that I will never  answer their questions with the big Catholic cop out: It’s a mystery! But God is completely other. His self revelation to us is clouded … Continue reading

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