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A Creed of Creeds

Article 1: Concerning the Symbolic Nature of Creeds Creeds are significant both to Christian theology and history. Saint Thomas Aquinas identified the Nicene Creed as the object of faith.  The Apostles Creed is frequently presented in orthodox Christian catechisms. The significance of creeds,...
November 30th, 2009 | Catholics, Evangelicals, Religion | Read More

Internal Excommunication

Confronting discipline is uncomfortable. Walk by a person in the process of getting a traffic ticket. It’s awkward. Some pretend to be invisible. Others look with curiosity until the unfortunate driver sees them, then hurry away. In that situation, I often find myself feeling indignant towards the...
November 11th, 2009 | Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestant, Religion | Read More

RIP: Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

Sad news today, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus has died. I read many of Fr. Neuhaus’ essay at First Things and appreciated his thoughtful arguments and winsome tone. One such essay was titled “Born Toward Dying” and was written by Fr. Neuhaus shortly after he nearly lost his life in 2000....
January 8th, 2009 | Catholics | Read More

What Evangelicals Owe Catholics: An Appreciation

As a child I had almost no direct contact with Catholicism. My family attended a small backwoods fundamentalist congregation — The First Church of Hellfire and Damnation, or something to that effect — and the preacher would often mention the Pope and Catholicism in one of his “Identifying...
March 12th, 2007 | Catholics | Read More

Truly Catholic:
Reflections on the Death of John Paul II

I was nine-years-old the first time I heard about the Pope. My family attended a small backwoods fundamentalist congregation ‘
April 2nd, 2005 | Catholics | Read More

Has Kerry Been Excommunicated?

Earlier this year Marc Balestrieri, a Los Angeles based expert in Canon Law, the legal code used by the Roman Catholic Church, filed a formal “case for heresy” against Kerry for his support of the right to abortion. After being brushed off by the Boston Diocese, Balestrieri travelled to Rome...
October 18th, 2004 | Catholics | Read More

The Indiana Jones of Saints

An aristocratic Brit who was kidnapped by pirates at the age of 16, sold into slavery, escapes, becomes a priest, returns to Ireland and face off against hordes of Druids ‘
March 17th, 2004 | Catholics | Read More

Mary Ann Glendon, Cultural Warrior

Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard law professor and member of the President’s Bioethics Council, has been chosen by Pope John Paul to lead the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences making her the highest-ranking female adviser in the Catholic Church. Glendon, who specializes in comparative constitutional...
March 10th, 2004 | Catholics | Read More

All or Nothing:
The CA Supreme Court

Proving that they have no regard for the First Amendment, The California Supreme Court has ruled that Catholic Charities must include birth control coverage in its health care plan for workers even though it is morally opposed to contraception. The Court ruled that since the charity was not a ‘
March 1st, 2004 | Catholics | Read More

All or Nothing:
The CA Supreme Court

Proving that they have no regard for the First Amendment, The California Supreme Court has ruled that Catholic Charities must include birth control coverage in its health care plan for workers even though it is morally opposed to contraception. The Court ruled that since the charity was not a ‘
March 1st, 2004 | Catholics | Read More