March 24, 2015 10:22 AM Christianity, Poster Child for the Examined Life? By Dr. Jeff Mirus
In my last installment in this series on the relevance of meaning to evangelization, I discussed the importance of self-examination as a counter-weight to human fallibility. I concluded that Christianity has a powerful claim to...
March 23, 2015 10:26 AM The Pope's unconvincing arguments against the death penalty By Phil Lawler
Full disclosure: I oppose the use of the death penalty in America today, for prudential reasons that I may explain in another essay. When Pope Francis said execution is always inadmissible, I was not dismayed by his conclusion. But I was...
March 26, 2015 Scientific Evidence for the Creator By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Back in 2012 I wrote an extensive review of Fr. Robert J. Spitzer’s impressive book, New Proofs for the Existence of God (see Proving God). Spitzer examined both scientific and philosophical proofs, and he did a brilliant job, but...
March 24, 2015 An ecclesiastical battle over Germany
I hate to begin with a financial worry, but we do have our backs to the wall this month. We are in serious need of $12,000 to pay critical bills. I pray that you can help. Still, I have a job to do. In last Friday's Insights message, I...
- Debate among German cardinal heats up; Cardinal Müller raps statement by Cardinal Marx
- Members of papal abuse commission worried by Chilean bishop's appointment
- As 150 homeless people tour Sistine Chapel, Pope greets each individual
- Controversy follows passage of Indiana religious-freedom bill
- Pope approves synod participants from nearly 40 nations
- Pro-life march draws half-million participants in Peru
- Survey shows US Catholics feeling stronger ties to faith
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Lent: March 26th
"If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:20)." The need to make reparation is a vital, inescapable urge of a free person. His very nature cries out for... More
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March 24, 2015 Holy Week Preparation By Jennifer Gregory Miller
This post was originally written for 2014. The links have been updated for this year. Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both...
March 01, 2015 Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists By Thomas Van
Parallel with the increasing influence of Christianity as a religion distinct from Judaism, the second century saw, along with sporadic State persecutions and anti-Christian riots, the publication of numerous works of anti-Christian...