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Some Basics of Christian Anthropology and How They Speak to Moral Issues of our Day (Part 2)

January 9, 2019 3 Comments
Some Basics of Christian Anthropology and How They Speak to Moral Issues of our Day (Part 2)

Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Part one is available here. At its root, anthropology considers what human beings are and how they have interacted with one another and the world around them over time. While many think of anthropology as a secular study of cultures from ancient to modern day, I […]

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Basics of Christian Anthropology (part 1 of 2)

January 8, 2019 1 Comment
Basics of Christian Anthropology (part 1 of 2)

Anthropology is, most simply, the science or study of human beings through time and space. Different specialties focus on the analysis of biological/physiological characteristics and the examination of societies/cultures. In the religious sense, anthropology deals with the origin, nature, and destiny of human beings. In our times there are many moral issues emerging from viewpoints […]

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The Danger of a World Without Walls

October 19, 2018 2 Comments
The Danger of a World Without Walls

God’s commandments can be likened to defensive walls. Every ancient city had such walls to protect its citizens. Even though the walls limited movement, within them people could come and go safely. Outside those walls, all bets were off; things could be dangerous despite the open vistas. Scripture says, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: […]

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Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth?

August 16, 2017 14 Comments
Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth?

One of the more puzzling aspects of demonology is the freedom that Satan and demons appear to have in roaming the earth, causing trouble. If the condemned are consigned to Hell for all eternity, why is Satan allowed to wander about outside of Hell? Isn’t he supposed to be suffering in Hell along with his […]

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“God Wants Me to Be Happy” – A Reflection on a Deeply Flawed Moral Stance

October 6, 2015 11 Comments
“God Wants Me to Be Happy” – A Reflection on a Deeply Flawed Moral Stance

One of the questionable, and unfortunately common, forms of moral reasoning today is the rather narcissistic notion that God wants each of us to be happy. Sometimes it is put in the form of a rhetorical question: God wants me to be happy, doesn’t He? And this sort of reasoning (if you want to call […]

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Growing Crisis: Over 40 Percent of Babies Are Born Outside of Marriage in the US

May 11, 2010 34 Comments

I want to discuss a very alarming new study that indicates that over 40% of children are born outside of marriage in this country. This situation is growing very serious and needs to be addressed in our parishes and homes. Here is a brief excerpt of the article: The number of children born outside marriage […]

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The Evil of Envy

January 21, 2010 27 Comments

As we continue to read from First Samuel at daily Mass we encounter an envious Saul. Upon David’s return from slaying Goliath the women sang a song praising him. Saul should rejoice with all Israel but he is resentful and envies David as he hears the song: Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, […]

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The Paradoxes of True Freedom

November 18, 2009 21 Comments

In our age freedom is a distorted and detached concept, a kind of abstraction. There is little connection of freedom to responsibility , to the common good or to truth.  To the modern world freedom is essentially understood as “the ability to do whatever I please.”  Now the absurdity of such a definition is usually evident […]

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