Month: September 2010


One Lazarus, or Two?

In this morning’s post, I mentioned the parable of Lazarus and the rich man from Luke 16:19-3. Mark Shea discusses that today with a particularly interesting theory: that the “parable” might be actually be the true story of the real-life Lazarus.  After all, this is the only person ever named in any of Jesus’ parables, […]

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How Catholics Pray

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”  (Luke 11:1) The question of how we’re to pray is one which all Christians should ask, and seek to understand more […]

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Show Me the Text!

This solution is as simple as it is elegant: lots of theologically liberal and even heretical Catholics claim that they’re acting in accord with the “Spirit of Vatican II,” and that somehow Vatican II demands this sort of new theology.  David Mills offers a simple solution in First Things: Catholics faced with an invocation of […]

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The Bizarre Politics of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The politics of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell have been downright bizarre lately.  It’s pitted Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid against gay rights groups, and pitted the Obama Administration against a Republican group in California… and not on the the side you think. I. Reid v. Gay Rights GroupsAs background, the Senate Republicans were filibustering […]

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