Author: Joe Heschmeyer


Why Everyone Should Read (and Believe in) the Deuterocanon

This is part III of an e-mail (edited, of course, to make it more blogable) which I sent to Reese Currie about two Catholic doctrines: priestly celibacy and the Deuterocanon. Thursday’s post dealt with celibacy, and yesterday’s answered two of Reese’s arguments against the Deuterocanon (they’re common arguments, so perhaps worth your read). If you […]

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He took it down!

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this: I sent a copy of this post to Reese Currie, the author of the page I was criticizing, “Can Catholic Tradition Be Valid?” He responded, and we started what I think has been a really great dialogue. He has had a lot of qualms and questions […]

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It’s Finals Season!

I am officially into law school finals season. Second year is definitely better than first when it comes to finals, if only because you know what you’re getting into. Of course, this is just like bracing yourself for a punch – you know what you’re getting into, but it’s still gonna hurt! So far, I’ve […]

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Tradition, pt. 3: When did the Church add THAT?

For part 3 of this segment on Tradition, I thought I’d answer one of the Church’s critics. I was reading an article by someone named Reese Currie for something called Compass Distributors (who charge themselves with “Distributing Christian Truth to all points of the compass”). The article was called, “Can Catholic Tradition Be Valid?” The […]

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Tradition, pt. 2: Development of Doctrine v. Continuous Revelation

The Church believes that doctrines can develop over time, as we understand them better, but this is the organic growth from an apostolic root, not a new plant. John Henry Cardinal Newman described it like this, in opposing the idea of an absolutely new revelation: “Revelation is all in all in doctrine; the Apostles its […]

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