“How to Live One Day at a Time” by D.F. Miller, CSSR

By Jon|September 18, 2017|Religion|

I found the following pamphlet, called “How To Live One Day at a Time” in a dusty old library. I later discovered that the book was out of print, in the public domain, and worth the short amount of typing. So here it is: Some years ago a book was published under the title “How to Live 365 Days a Year.” A far better thing to learn is how to

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Chaput on the 25th Anniversary of Veritatis Splendor

By Jon|September 12, 2017|Faith and Reason|

First Things published a piece by Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia (found here), wherein he describes the importance of Veritatis Splendor, an encyclical written by St. John Paul II on the importance of philosophy in our time. As you might expect, this is particularly important to me for three reasons.  Catholic News Agency had the opportunity to interview the Archbishop on the importance of Veritatis Splendor:  You’ve written that “the wisdom of Veritatis

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“I’m Spiritual But Not Religious…”

By Jon|April 6, 2016|Culture, Religion|

Lately, I’m all about getting to the root of catchy phrases that have serious implications behind them. While we don’t see these sort of assemblies around and probably never will…the video, intentionally or not, does make a powerful point I made here: that even when people seem independent in a new way- its human nature to want and have friends. So as soon as that person identifies with another independent spiritual person

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Are You Religious?

By Jon|January 6, 2015|Religion|

It has happened many times that someone will ask me the question “Are you religious?” or, “You seem religious, is that right?” and I have difficulty responding in a way that will allow them to grasp my perspective, without simply labeling me as somewhat akin to the man in the main photo and moving on to someone who to them is less hopped up on the opiate of the masses.

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Francis, Augustine and Evolution (Inlcuding Breaking Update)

By Jon|October 29, 2014|Faith and Reason, Philosophy|

This article on Francis endorsing evolution is getting tossed around everywhere like its another cave-in at Rome. My favorite part is how the secular media (a bunch of communication majors) confidently comments on a topic, apparently without looking at existing Church commentary beyond 3 years time. They remain confident in continuing a cadence of Francis breaking tradition (contrary to Benedict – who also actually stated the same–as did John Paul II before him) when

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Rudolf’s Electric Rug

By Jon|September 12, 2014|Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Religion|

Religious practice continues to decline in the West, but why, and what does that have to do with the photo I just clicked on? The typical educated person in the same society would explain this as Auguste Comte did: Man is moving past the stage of fascination with eternal mystery because the success of the scientific method in developing wonder-inspiring technology– and that shows that there are no mysteries in this world which

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The Sobering French Revolution Continues…

By Jon|September 6, 2013|Enlightenment, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

The secularization of France, once the daughter of the Church, continues. According to katholisches the French Senate claims that in the next year there will be around 2,800 churches in the country which will be demolished. Why? They are empty and taking up space that could be better used. What can we say? As was pointed out earlier this year, France as a whole has less seminarians now than it did before

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The God Particle and Metaphysics

By Jon|February 9, 2013|Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion|

Behold! The latest and greatest evidence out there to show that God doesn't exist, brought to you by…wait for it…empirical science! The higgs boson, mentioned in the previous post is the answer to why the “supernatural” is really an illusion. Though this conclusion was not claimed by its discoverer it has been propelled forward as so by every other vehement secular humanist- titling the higgs boson as: THE GOD PARTICLE.

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No Joke: Ordain a Lady……Bahahahaha

By test|January 4, 2013|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Humor, Religion, to be moved|

This is no parody. This is no joke. This is put out by womensordination.org as a serious campaign piece. I don’t know what to say except I hope the bishops and pope sees this one, along with the rest of the world. Something tells me that this is what Holy Mass would look like… If you want a short explanation of why things are the way they are, take a

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