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Music is the WordPress daily prompt. I don’t remember a thing about Aquinas or Aristotle’s views of music, so I will have to go “off topic” (that never happens!) for this. 😃 At the moment I am listening to The

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St. Thomas writes: It is only right that we should be grateful not merely to those whom we think have found the truth and with whose views we agree by following them, but also to those who, in the search

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Let me sum up

As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13, NJB)

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More about Mary

Having scandalized certain readers at Called to Communion by the fact that Catholic appeals to Mary in prayer go back as far as AD250 or so at least, I thought I would give them a break and spread the Marian

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Sola fide is hiding again

Sola Fide is hiding again To love is to live according to his commandments: this is the commandment which you have heard since the beginning, to live a life of love. (2 John 6)   If you love me you

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Two completely unrelated classics

The wife is playing this right now. Dirty Laundry is unequivocally one of the greatest rock songs of all time. I can hardly believe it has been more than thirty years since I first heard it, driving to school in

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Catholic Carnival for June 30

My inaugural entry in the weekly Catholic Carnival: 2 Corinthians 6:1 refutes the Calvinist notions that God saves us against our will and that salvation cannot be lost. 2 Corinthians 5:10 makes it clear that we are judged by our

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Quote of the day

“No one is a philosopher if he does not love the absolute and desire to be united with it.” — Jacques Maritain, The Degrees of Knowledge, p. 255.

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Pardon our dust

I’m still working on figuring out what theme I like for this blog. Please excuse me if this place reminds you of a cut-rate dressing room off-and-on; Hopefully I’ll settle on something soon.

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First Post

I’ve always wanted to say that :-)

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