Month: June 2014

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4 Things You Probably Have Wrong About the Hobby Lobby Decision

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Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Hobby Lobby case (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.), siding with Hobby Lobby. It was a 5-4 decision, with Justice Alito writing the opinion (Justice Kennedy, who joined the majority, also wrote a concurring opinion). The Court’s decision, holding that the HHS Mandate violates Hobby Lobby’s […]

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Do Protestant Views on the Eucharist and Religious Imagery Contradict?

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There are a lot of Protestants, particularly Evangelicals within the Calvinist tradition, who hold (a) that symbolic depictions of Christ, like the Crucifix, are idolatrous and wrong, and (b) that the Eucharist is a religious symbol. As far as I can tell, these two views just can’t be reconciled; at least, not without declaring Christ […]

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Know Your Faith!: How to Make the Case for the Resurrection

This summer, I’m doing a six-part series at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, 2014 NW 46th St, Topeka, KS 66618, called Know Your Faith!  There are two weekly sessions: Wednesday mornings: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m, or Wednesday evenings: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Both are free, and open to the public. You don’t need to RSVP, […]

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Sedevacantism is Impossible: How We Can Know Francis is Pope

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In recent days, there’s been a nasty dustup between several prominent Catholic bloggers. The argument was ostensibly about “tone,” and it quickly devolved into a lot of bruised egos, and personal attacks on other Catholics for making personal attacks. It was an ugly spectacle, and I’ve stayed well clear of it. Pope Francis But while […]

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