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On the urgency that Jesus had to save us, as seen in a commercial

September 20, 2013 12 Comments

The commercial in the video below has a surprise ending. We are led through a very traditional story line about a child who can’t wait for Christmas. But then comes the twist at the end. You may wish to view it before you read any further commentary by me, lest my comments, give the surprise […]

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On the self-consuming caused by Greed, as seen in a humorous video

July 19, 2013 17 Comments
On the self-consuming caused by Greed, as seen in a humorous video

The humorous video below well illustrates some of the following lines from the Book of Ecclesiastes: The fool folds his arms and consumes his own flesh. Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and a chasing after the wind….Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their […]

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On the Preventative Medicine of The Church’s Wisdom and Experience (As seen on T.V.)

July 12, 2013 12 Comments
On the Preventative Medicine of The Church’s Wisdom and Experience (As seen on T.V.)

As a teenager I remember resenting how adults would try and prevent me from doing what I pleased. They would often warn me not to “learn the hard way” that something was wrong. I would often be told that I should learn from them and their experiences not to make the same mistakes they did. […]

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Romans 1:17ff A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

June 30, 2013 23 Comments
Romans 1:17ff A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

Scripture is a prophetic interpretation of reality. That is, it tells us what is really going on from the perspective of the Lord of History. As an inspired text it traces out not only the current of the times, but also the trajectory, the end to which things tend. It is of course important for […]

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Why the New Evangelization is Necessary, as Humorously seen in a Cartoon

May 24, 2013 18 Comments
Why the New Evangelization is Necessary, as Humorously seen in a Cartoon

The video below is a humorous reminder that, in times like these, when technology changes so rapidly, a few of us can easily get left behind. There is also something in the video of an admonition to the Church lest we be too much like the old man in the video. And this is so […]

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From Sight to Insight. A Meditation on the "Sacrament" of Seeing

May 9, 2013 6 Comments
From Sight to Insight. A Meditation on the "Sacrament" of Seeing

In the Gospel for the Thursday of this 6 week of Easter, there is a phrase that goes back and forth between Jesus and the apostles 3 times, the phrase says, “ A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later you will see me. (John 16:16) That […]

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Fighting fear with Fear – A Meditation on the Healing Gift of the Fear of the Lord

April 14, 2013 10 Comments
Fighting fear with Fear – A Meditation on the Healing Gift of the Fear of the Lord

In the first reading from yesterday’s (Sunday) liturgy from the Acts of the Apostles (Full text here) we encounter Apostles and see that they are changed men. Prior to Pentecost, these had been frightened man, men who fled at the sight of trouble, en who could not be (except for John) found anywhere near the […]

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On the Problem of False Dichotomies Advanced by those who oppose the Faith.

April 9, 2013 28 Comments

One of the more common issues faced today in proclaiming the faith is the problem that many, who reject some truth of the faith, set up false dichotomies. A false dichotomy is when one argues that there are only two possible and mutually exclusive alternatives, when in fact there are other alternatives, or the categories […]

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