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Are All Sins Equally Bad? Are All Saints Equally Good?

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Colijn de Coter, Saint Michael Weighing Souls (detail)(16th c.). Protestants typically believe that all sins are equally bad, and all Saints are equally good.  For example, a Kansas middle school teacher is in hot water for writing, according to the Huffington Post, that “Being Gay Is ‘The Same As Murder’.” Despite the quotation marks, the teacher didn’t […]

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux’s Parents and Vocational Discernment

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Louis Martin, Thérèse’s father I’ve finally gotten around to reading St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s autobiography, The Story of a Soul. It’s a great read, but one of the things that fascinated me was actually from the introduction, which gave some background on Thérèse’s family. Thérèse’s parents were holy, and wanted to give their entire lives to […]

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How the Summa Theologica Might Address a Zombie Uprising

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Filippino Lippi, Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas over the Heretics (detail) (1490) If you’ve ever skimmed through St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, a few thoughts have probably crossed your mind. First, “this is a masterpiece!” followed quickly by, “…but why is there no section dealing with a zombie uprising?” Don’t get me wrong. The Summa […]

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