Category: Faith

Sophists and Sophism

Sophists and Sophism

Reading the story of June 22 in the Mpls. Star Tribune about CPO, “Self-Appointed Watchdogs over parish behavior have some Catholics wary”, by Kim Palmer, reminded me of the college course I had in...

A Lenten Poem

A Lenten Poem

The following poem was submitted by Holly McGarvey. It was written by her 14 year old niece, and is told by the earth below the cross during the crucifixion. Given Blood Quietly I sat...

His Presence in Each Step by Janette Howe – A story of re-conversion to the Catholic Church.

His Presence in Each Step by Janette Howe – A story of re-conversion to the Catholic Church.

a story of re-conversion to the Catholic Church by Janette Howe I would suppose that the snapshots of my life could fit comfortably in a no-frills, medium-sized scrapbook. Yet as I have taken hold...

What Is An Intrinsic Evil?

What Is An Intrinsic Evil?

And What Is Its Significance For The Catholic Voter? A lot of people talk about what is and what isn’t an intrinsic evil. Do we really know how the Catholic Church views the idea...

Polka For the Masses

Polka For the Masses

By George E. Jay M.D. In this review we will evaluate polka music per se, as well as how it pertains to the increasingly common “Polka Mass.” A succinct review of the Catechism of...

The Splendor and Grandeur of The Sacrament of Confession

The Splendor and Grandeur of The Sacrament of Confession

Fr. Marvin Deutsch, M.M. Today I would like to speak about the splendor and grandeur of the sacrament of confession. If I were to ask you this question, I am sure you would all...

Order and Design Require a Supreme Intelligence

Order and Design Require a Supreme Intelligence

By Fr. Marvin Deutsch, M.M. Did you ever stop to think that there could be no order without intelligence? All order presupposes intelligence; for example, could an expert teach a chimpanzee, (probably the smartest...

Church References Concerning Homosexuality

Church References Concerning Homosexuality

1. CATECHISM #2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms...

Particular Examen on the Theological Virtues by FATHER JOHN A. HARDON, S.J.

Particular Examen on the Theological Virtues by FATHER JOHN A. HARDON, S.J.

Before applying the particular examen to my own spiritual life, it is well to first ask myself, “What are the virtues that I know from experience I most need to develop?” The reason why...