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The Case for Purgatory

Non-Catholic Christians are often skeptical about certain teachings of the Catholic Church.  One teaching commonly under scrutiny is Purgatory.  Non-Catholic Christians argue that since Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice of death on the cross and conquered our eternal death, making it possible for us to join God in eternal life, therefore Purgatory is unnecessary.  Jesus […]

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The Great Man

The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia affected me rather strongly, as I had long admired both him and his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, a priest in my diocese.  Mind you, I am not someone who takes an especially profound interest in politics or the law.  For me Justice Scalia was a cultural and intellectual […]

A Man of Both Conscience and Prudence

The Church, in Her wisdom, gives us many great Saints to venerate and imitate, spread throughout all times, places, vocations, and professions so that the omnipresence and catholicity of God’s salvation might be shown to the world. One great example of this marvelous diversity of the Saints is the man whose feast day we celebrate […]

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Gazing into the Abyss of God-forsakenness

“God is dead.” Friedrich Nietzsche On this Holy Saturday, the strangest of days, Nietzsche’s famous declaration in fact rings true. On this one day of the year, the God of the Universe is dead. True, God is eternal and could never die in His divinity. But yesterday, Jesus Christ, God Himself made flesh, was brutally […]

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The Joy of the Resurrection

“If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:14) Easter Sunday, the day of remembrance of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is a time of celebration for Christians. Easter is a time of immense joy. Why? As Paul alluded to above, Christ’s resurrection […]

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