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“All my generation knew about human sexuality had been founded on a lie”

—from Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler, Ch. 33 All my generation knew about human sexuality had been founded on a lie. They had been told that there was no need to give a second thought to parenthood when they engaged in sex; they were encouraged to think of sex as being primarily about […]

“But are you really putting God first?”

—from Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler, Ch. 31 “That’s great. It really is”, I said. “And maybe that was God calling out to you that night—I could believe that. But the truth is that people who follow him have crappy lives all the time.” He snapped out of his daze. “Oh, well, if […]

Foolish Wishes

So blind are we in this mortal life, and so unaware of what will happen, so uncertain of even how we will think tomorrow, that God could not take vengeance on a man more easily in this world than by granting his own foolish wishes. —Saint Thomas More —I came across this quote in the […]

Pope Francis On Religious Freedom

“Religious freedom is not just a matter of thought or private devotion. It is the freedom to live — both privately and publicly — according to the ethical principles that are a consequence of the truth found.” —Pope Francis … I read the above quote in the internet article American Freedom and the Catholic Church […]

Encounter 3 (and 4)

Holy Wisdom, God in Heaven Here in human time Humble Godhead bending low and Touching bread and wine Faith is making plain the truth beneath the veil Faith supplying where our feeble senses fail To the Father, to the Son, and to the Spirit be Blessing, honor, glory, power, might, and majesty It is God […]

Encounter 1 (and 2)

Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. —from Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical God is Love —Buy it or read it online.