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Was Judas at Jesus’ Right Hand at The Last Supper?

Over on Mark Shea’s blog, there’s been a lively, ahem, “discussion,” on how graphic (particularly, how scatological, more or less) Christ can be depicted devoutly. On the one hand, it seems blasphemous (or at least in extremely ill-taste) to talk about Jesus’ bodily functions. But on the other hand, it was St. Augustine who said […]

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St. Francis De Sales on the Protestant Tower of Babel

St. Francis De Sales is a profound writer, whose Introduction to the Devout Life has been enjoyed by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. While it is specifically and unabashedly Catholic, the work’s broad themes — on the glory of God, our own sinfulness and insignificance, etc. — are powerful to almost any serious Christian. As Bishop […]

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The Scottish Reformed on the “Marks of the Church”

Since we covered Calvin Friday, it’s only right to cover John Knox. Knox, along with five others, drafted the Scottish Confession of 1560. Like the other confessions we’ve examined so far, it’s Reformed, and much of the language tracks very closely with the previous two, particularly with the Confession of the English Congregation at Geneva […]

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