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The Antichrist and the Counterchurch

The conflict of the future is between the absolute who is the God-man, and the absolute which is the man-God; the God Who became man, and the man who makes himself God; brothers in Christ and comrades in Antichrist. The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers. He will not […]

Because We’re Sinners

We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we’re sinners. It’s a good thing to confess the particular sins, but they are simply the leaves on the weeds. The weed has deep roots that go down into the depth of our soul, and the point of confession and the Catholic faith is to […]

If There is No God

The denial of God – or the blithe bracketing of the question of God – is not a harmless parlor game. Rather, it carries with it the gravest implications. If there is no God, then our lives do indeed belong to us, and we can do with them what we want. If there is no […]

The Church and Contraception: “…she was the only one who explained what we felt.”

—from the National Review article What the Pill Has Wrought… The Truth of Catholic Teaching on Contraception Begins to Register by Mark Regnerus My wife and I elected to pursue a tubal ligation for her immediately following the birth of our third child, in 2008. We regretted it within three months. We thought it would […]

Contraception, NFP, and Scrabble

When we talk about contraception, especially methods with no abortifacient potential, people tend to say, “Well, NFP is the same thing.  You’re preventing births. You’re just using time, rather than a physical barrier, as your thing to avoid pregnancy.” This gets a little comical half a second later, when you say, “Gosh, if they are the […]

A Lack of Attachment

The key, then, to the silence that is necessary for union with God is not a lack of thoughts, but a lack of attachment to anything other than God. —from the Spiritual Direction blog post The Silence of Detachment (Part III of III) by Connie Rossini