Love and Grace

If you love your enemies, then you love God and neighbor. If you only love your friends and family, then you might not have the true virtue of love; you might only have the worldly version of love: affection for … Continue reading

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Corporations and their Support for Gay Marriage

A recent Honey Maid ad for graham crackers depicts several different families, and then closes with the tagline: “Everyday wholesome snacks for every wholesome family.” The ad provoked some controversy. The advocacy group One Million Moms had this to say: … Continue reading

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Is the goblet of San Isidro basilica the Holy Grail?

Here is the news story: Crowds swamp church in Spain after ‘Holy Grail’ claim “Two Spanish historians claim that an ancient chalice on display at San Isidro basilica in the northwestern city of Leon is in fact the Holy Grail.” … Continue reading

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The Rainbow after Noah’s Flood

The Flood of Noah was a real historical event. Some parts of the Biblical description of the Flood are figurative and other parts are literal. There was literally a Noah, an Ark, and a great Flood. However, the expressions that … Continue reading

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My Commentary on the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case

The case before the Supreme Court of the United States is called “Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores”. I’m not a lawyer, and I have no legal expertise. But I’ll provide my opinion as a U.S. citizen and a Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Salvation for ALL Unbaptized Children

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The following post is excerpted and adapted from my book: Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone Now when, in Roman Catholic salvation theology, we refer to “unbaptized children” or “unbaptized infants”, we mean those who have not received baptism with water, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis is a valid orthodox and holy Pope

The Pope cannot fall into heresy. God absolutely prevents it. It is not necessary to argue about each teaching of each Pope, and then to judge whether any teaching is heresy or any Pope is a heretic. The Pope is … Continue reading

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How long have humans been on this earth?

I frequently see the claim made in news media coverage of science: that humans have been around for a couple of million years. They talk about the latest anthropological discovery in terms of “early humans” and “our ancestors” in times … Continue reading

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Fasting and abstaining from meat during Lent

Is it a mortal sin not to fast or abstain from meat during Lent? See my previous post on this topic in the link above.

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What Size Was Noah’s Ark?

Some persons say that the size of the Ark could not be literal. {6:14} Make yourself an ark from smoothed wood. You shall make little dwelling places in the ark, and you shall smear pitch on the interior and exterior. … Continue reading

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Noah’s Flood versus Modern Science

My interpretation of the Biblical story of Noah is complex. I consider that the story contains both literal elements and figurative elements. By faith, I accept the story as true, but with reason I understand that not every part of … Continue reading

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Noah and the Flood according to the visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

Quoted from The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations (my unpublished edit of a public domain edition): Then God declared to Noah His intention to send the Deluge. During the building of the ark, Noah had to suffer terribly … Continue reading

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The Seven Days of Creation: figurative or literal?

The following text is an excerpt from my book: Noah’s Flood: Literal or Figurative? Now let’s go back to the beginning of Genesis, and apply a combined literal and figurative approach to some of the stories that preceded the great … Continue reading

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La Salette and the future of the Church

In my book about the secrets of La Salette, I relate my understanding of eschatology to the words of the Virgin Mary about the future. Here are some brief excerpts: from the Introduction: The Apocalypse = The Tribulation = The … Continue reading

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book excerpt from: The Secrets of Medjugorje and Garabandal Revealed

The First Secret of Medjugorje Please understand that my writings about the future are speculative eschatology, based on study and interpretation, not based on knowledge that is absolute or certain. The First Secret of Medjugorje Year: 2016 Month and Day: … Continue reading

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Faith vs. Science: did Abraham have camels?

The latest news in the Faith vs. Science debate is claim by researchers that the domesticated camel dates only to 900 BC Fox News: Camel bones suggest error in Bible, archaeologists say Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the … Continue reading

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Church Teachings: negotiable versus non-negotiable

There is no such distinction. The teachings of Tradition, Scripture, and the Magisterium are NOT divided into negotiable and non-negotiable teachings. This terminology does not come from sound Catholic theology, nor from magisterial teaching. It seems to have arisen from … Continue reading

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Big Changes for the Church in 2014 and 2015

According to my research into New Testament biblical chronology, Jesus was born in 15 BC. He began His Divine Ministry in the fall of AD 15, and the ministry of John the Baptist began about 6 months earlier, in the … Continue reading

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The Misguided Genetic Hunt for Adam and Eve

Here’s a recent news report on a search by scientists for the origin of the Y-chromosome. One groups of scientists places this starting point about 338,000 years ago. In the same news report, some other scientists argue for the more … Continue reading

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Evolution’s Glass Ceiling

The Catholic Christian Faith is based on faith and reason, not faith alone. And we are obliged by our love of truth to consider and accept any scientific theories that are reasonable, fairly well proven, and not in contradiction to … Continue reading

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