Monthly Archives: July 2021

From Catholic Clericalism to Pharisaic Elitism

Deep-Pocketed Catholic Conservatives and Bishops  Reduce the Message of Jesus to Evangelization by Money and Moral Legalism In 2017, Tom Roberts, then the Editor of the National Catholic Reporter wrote an editorial entitled Conservative donors aim to shape Catholic narrative … Continue reading

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A Rose by any Other Name – The New Catholic Inquisition

A new “god squad” made up of Catholic “Investigative Journalists” maybe the Modern Version of the Catholic Inquisition Recently, it’s been reported that Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, announced his resignation Tuesday, after The … Continue reading

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The TIME Has Come!

Litany of the Way of Jesus Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.Saying, “The time is fulfilled.And the kingdom of God has come near.”Listen to his words. “Seek first the kingdom of God.”The kingdom of God is … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds of Scandal

A Crisis of Credibility in the Catholic Church “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned … Continue reading

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The Unbelief of Believers

The Difference between Cheap Grace and Costly Grace In the book, Atheism in Our Time, Ignace Lepp, a psychoanalyst and convert to Catholicism from Marxism, offers explanations for the unbelief of believers. His writing is based on his experience as … Continue reading

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Is the Church a “society of un-equals” ?

clergy (teachers, rulers, and sanctifiers)  laity (led, taught, and sanctified). In 1 Peter 5, the author explicitly warns the early Church leaders: “I exhort the presbyters among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ and … Continue reading

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Who Asked for Your “Two Cents”?

The Church did! We’ve all heard the expression, “When I want your two cents, I’ll ask for it.” This of course is referring to our opinion. That is, exactly what the early Church wanted during the New Testament times. Well, … Continue reading

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Your Seat at The Table Is Ready!

I invite you to the table of God- the Trinity. Picture yourself sitting at the space in the front, facing the persons of the Trinity.  As you sit there, the host gives you this menu or explanation for the meal.  … Continue reading

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Are Catholics Confused about Grace?

Catholics and many Protestants are confused about GRACE! Why? Because they believe that GRACE is the Divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; … Continue reading

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Whose Church Is It Anyway?

Understanding the origins of the various concepts and titles for the community of disciples. In the Catholic tradition, the followers of Jesus are referred to as The Body of Christ, The People of God, The Faithful, The Flock, and the … Continue reading

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