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Easter Recap

Easter Triduum was mostly excellent. Saw a lot of family (which is great), including a ton of adorable babies (well, 4, although #5 is on his/her way). The Good Friday service was very good, although it was very long (an hour and forty minutes) and I had no seat. Still, I love seeing a packed […]

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Well said, Mark!

We interrupt this program… …to bring you Mark Shea’s two-part post on why comparing Obama to Hitler is inaccurate, or as he puts it, “crazy beyond comparison.” He’s a little edgy on his blog, but I think his overall point is a really important one, and his sort of over-the-top style expresses that, although “with […]

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Il Papa! Papal Infallibility, pt. 3: The Good Shepherd Calls a Shepherd

This is part three of an exploration of the origins of the papacy and the idea of papal infallibility. Yesterday, we looked at how papal infallibility is the natural result of a Holy Spirit protected Church lead on Earth by one man. This raised the obvious question: did Christ establish a Church to be lead […]

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Il Papa! Papal Infallibility, pt. 2: Jesus Establishes His Church (and Pope).

Now that we’ve established what papal infallibility is, and more importantly, isn’t, let’s look at the merits of infallibility. Papal infallibility is the protection of Church teachings by the Holy Spirit. This infallibility isn’t really a power of the pope’s, at all: it’s a power of the Holy Spirit, used to prevent the pope from […]

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Il Papa! Papal Infallibility, part 1: What it is and isn’t.

I think the role of the papacy and more specifically, the idea of papal infallibility, serves as one of the bigger barriers between Catholics and non-Catholic Christians, and I think it’s been the subject of a lot of misunderstanding and even misinformation. One Protestant I spoke to recently said, “I just have issues with the […]

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Retreat Notes, pt. 4

Properly understood, the Christian world is one of extreme hierarchy, albeit in an unusual way. Christ, God Himself, comes to Earth and model complete obedience to His Father. The Good Shepherd, willing to lay down His life for the sheep, is also the Paschal Lamb of God. All of us, likewise, are called to be […]

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