The Saints We Criticize

These days, when I hear the stories of the outlandish behavior of the saints, the crazy ideas, the bucking of “the way we’ve always done it”, and the harrumphing criticism of the Wise Ones of their day who never recognized the sanctity in their midst, I think of the harrumphing critics of today and the […]

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Jesus Died. He Really Died.

Jesus died on Good Friday. No, duh, you reply. Every Christian knows that. But, I insist, He really died. This is the mystery of the God/Man, the divine united to the human. Jesus didn’t simulate death on the cross. He didn’t pretend to be dead. He wasn’t simply comatose or “mostly dead” and waiting for […]

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Texas judge sees “no legitimate reason” to uphold marriage

And so judicial fiat continues to overturn and overrule the will of the people as expressed through direct referendum and legislative action. A federal judge in Texas has struck down the state’s law that upheld the traditional definition of marriage. His reasoning was especially specious, as he claimed that “Texas’ current marriage laws deny homosexual […]

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