Know the Faith

The Freedom To

We recently discussed Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), in my Constitutional Law class.  The opinion that legalized abortion is based on a right to privacy—a right found outside of the Constitution’s bounds. This “right” is fiction.  Not even just a legal fiction, but a life fiction as well. Our society is obsessed with […]

The Sacraments: Where are they in the Bible?

“Why do I need to confess my sins to a priest?” Because Jesus said so!! Maybe you’ve heard these questions (or similar ones) before: “Why do you have Confirmation?” “Why do you believe communion is actually Jesus’ body?” “Why do I need to confess my sins to a priest? It doesn’t say that in the Bible!” […]

Catholics and Scripture

We are told that it is very important to know ourselves; that we must know who we are.  Though this is true, we can only come to know who we are by knowing who our creator is.  We need to know God before we can know ourselves.  But, how can we come to know God?  […]

A Meditation on the ‘Logos’

To say that Christianity is irrational is to know nothing about it.  In any case, it would be more adequate to say that certain truths about the Christian faith are suprarational or that they transcend reason.  But even that is only a partial truth.  They are suprarational from the standpoint of human reason.  That is, […]

Letter to a Young Agnostic Catholic – “The Playing Field”

I am writing this letter for a friend but also, in part, for myself and for anyone who has ever had doubts about his or her Catholic faith.  So as not to keep you in suspense, I will tell you that I am indeed fully Catholic, and do not consider myself an Agnostic, but also […]

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