Month: August 2011

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Heads Up: Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism Sounds Incredible

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Brandon Vogt is the latest in a long series of Catholic bloggers to give unbelievably good reviews to Fr. Robert Barron’s upcoming Catholicism series.  Brandon reviewed the book, Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith, but there’s also a ten-part DVD series, which will be airing on PBS this fall. I’ve not read (or […]

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How the Eastern Half of the Church Used to View the Pope

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Dr. Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, former professor of Literature and Theology at the University of San Francisco, has written two volumes of what will eventually be a three-volume meditation on the Gospel of Matthew: Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word (vol I; vol. II). The bits that I’ve read so far have been amazing. Leiva-Merikakis speaks […]

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“Why Did Jesus Build His Own Church?” and Other Reflections on Matthew 16

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This past Sunday’s readings were on the papacy. The First Reading was from Isaiah 22:19:23, in which the LORD to Shebna, master of the palace: “I will thrust you from your office and pull you down from your station. On that day I will summon my servant Eliakim, son of Hilkiah; I will clothe him […]

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