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He Loves You

We can see how deeply Jesus feels from the way he weeps over Lazarus. This weeping shows him to be truly human and it also evidences God’s love for man. “Jesus is your Friend—the friend—with a human heart, like yours, with most loving eyes that wept for Lazarus. And as much as he loved Lazarus, […]

John 9 Commentary

What an example of firm faith the blind man gives us! […] What power could the water possibly contain that when the blind man’s eyes were moistened with it they were cured? Surely some mysterious eye salve, or precious medicine made up in the laboratory of some wise alchemist, would have done better? But the […]

Freud and Ghandi (and Martin Luther too) on Contraception

—from the blog post Contraception and the Catholic Church: {Part 1} The Historical Precedent by Jenny Uebbing at Mama Needs Coffee Throughout the history of Christianity the practice of contraception was uniformly condemned by every single denomination until the early 1920’s. Even Freud and Ghandi, no staunch advocates of Christianity, opposed the practice, identified it […]

Louis C.K., Kids, and Freedom

“I realized that a lot of the things that my kid was taking away from me, she was freeing me of.” I read the above quote by comedian Louis C.K. in an online article, and then looked it up to verify it and see the context of what he was talking about. Here’s the quote in […]

Redemption: The Salvation and Perfection of the Body

Toward the end of the second century, Irenaeus, the bishop of Lyons, wrote a text called Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies), and the principle heresy that he identified therein was Gnosticism. […] Scan through Irenaeus’s voluminous writings, and you will find the word “body” over and over again. Creation, Incarnation, Resurrection, the theology of the Church, […]

To Believe in a God Who Shows Up

Our age, which tends to prize being excessively wise as a serpent over being excessively innocent as a dove is not really smarter for it. It’s just more closed to the possibility that God might, in fact, show up. That’s not a virtue. It’s just cynicism and cowardice about being laughed at as a fool. […]

Cooperating with Evil: A Flowchart

Click Here to see the rest of this flowchart from Epic Pew.