Happiness, the Prosperity Gospel, and…

the Part at the End (which I’ve highlighted in red) That I Think Alludes to Why Only Practicing Catholics Who Are in a State of Grace Should Receive the Eucharist It’s better to yearn for Christ without knowing that He is the one for which you yearn than to feel no yearning for Christ because […]

Suffering from Tolerance

America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broad-minded. The man who can make up his […]

John 8:31-32

As in the order of mechanics, a man is most free to run a machine when he know the truth about it, so spiritually a man is most free whose mind is illumined by Him Who said, “I am the Truth.” —from Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen, Ch. 24 Caesar or God

The Narrow Path of Orthodoxy

The great 20th century author G. K. Chesterton wrote in Orthodoxy, “People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. There was never anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy. It was sanity; and to be sane is more dramatic than to be mad.” Following the path […]

Genuine Love of Jesus is Not the Rejection of God’s Truth

Genuine love of Jesus involves making an effort to keep God’s commandments. Particularly the commandment of brotherly love, following the example of Christ who went as far to die for us. The persecutions and difficulties of a follower of Christ inevitably meets up should never shake his faith or discourage him. On the contrary, they […]

Trigonometry and Infallibility

Pretend for a moment a Pope is infallible not only in matters of faith or morals, but in trigonometry. He is presented with an examination consisting of one hundred trigonometry problems. What is the least number of problems he will answer correctly? Someone who says “one hundred” may understand trigonometry, but his understanding of infallibility […]

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 […]