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The Guidelines are Void

This rubbish has no legal or judicial or administrative force in the real world where we all live. Like last summer’s vacuous, vapid, and vacant SCOTUS decision, these so-called guidelines were a dead letter upon issuance. Like I said about

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Philosophy, Aquinas - Theology, Western Civilization

That they may be one

I read the high priestly prayer of Jesus this morning, and I was struck by something that maybe I have never noticed before. I remembered that the Lord prays not just for the apostles, but also for those who would

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Posted in Apologetics, Called to Communion, Prayer, Scripture, Unitatis Redintegratio


The Catechism of the Catholic Church says this: Even though incorporated into the Church, one who does not however persevere in charity is not saved. (§837) Charity is love of God and love of our neighbor out of love for

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Posted in Charity, Perseverance, Prayer

Pray for Ukraine

Obama does not care about Ukraine. Putin quite obviously doesn’t care how many Ukrainian eggs he has to break to keep his Crimean omelette. Apparently the UK doesn’t care about Ukraine. Europe is huffing and puffing but doing nothing. Pray

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Posted in Etc, Western Civilization

Good may not be so good, sometimes

It has been a few years since I have read Perelandra. I came across a passage tonight that made it clear it has been a few years too long since I read it, and it was just the sort of

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Posted in Books, Charity, Faith, Hope, Imitation of Christ, Suffering

The Saints Care

On a few occasions I have heard people suggest that even if the saints in heaven do hear our prayers, they do not care about what goes on down here: in other words, the point is that even if they

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Posted in Apologetics, Ecclesiology, Saints

My prayer for today

I didn’t write it, but it pretty well sums things up. O Lord, I shall suffer willingly for Your sake whatever You wish to send me. I am ready to accept from Your hand both good and evil alike, the

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Posted in Deus Caritas Est, Imitation of Christ

Short Argument for the Visible Church

There are billboards in my area which quote a Bible verse that I think is not likely to have the meaning its purchasers intend. It is 2 Chronicles 7:14: if my people who are called by my name humble themselves,

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Posted in Ecclesiology, Lumen Gentium

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