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Failure in the Christian Life
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Failure in the Christian Life

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What is the place of failure in the Christian life? Not long ago, I spoke with a Calvinist friend who has been “barred from the table” (not allowed to partake in the Lord’s Supper) due to his personal struggles with sin.  As a Catholic, I can understand this, for we also refrain from receiving the […]

The Universal Call to Holiness
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The Universal Call to Holiness

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A life of holiness is not something that is relegated to the cloister and the monastery. It is for everyone. This is something I learned from studying the lives of the saints, from learning to pray with the Church, and from the Scriptures themselves.  We are all called to be perfect as our heavenly Father […]

Love is a Person
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Love is a Person

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Love is a Person.  St. Augustine profoundly realized this when he spoke of the restlessness of the human heart until it rests in God. In reading John Donne’s poetry over the past few months, one witnesses Donne’s search for love, a journey full of distortion and dead-ends.  In some writings, he almost treats the concept […]

Images of Christ in the Modern Age
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Images of Christ in the Modern Age

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Now is as good a time as any to remind myself that the last couple centuries have not been all doom and gloom; that the saints of the Church are as numerous in the last few hundred years as they were in ancient and medieval times. Why do I say this?  Because I sometimes get […]

Entering the Fullness of Faith
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Entering the Fullness of Faith

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Suddenly the world isn’t what it used to be.  You notice that the way people talk is overwhelmingly vulgar, because now your ears are accustomed to the sweet song of Christ.  When the Lord’s name is taken in vain, you wince, or feel a pang in your heart.  When the Blessed Virgin is treated as […]

The Road to Rome, Part V: Why Not Restorationism?
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The Road to Rome, Part V: Why Not Restorationism?

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This is the fourth of six articles relating the writer’s journey into the bosom of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Having succumbed to spiritual desolation following the rejection of his Adventist heritage, the young seeker investigates various Christian traditions, hoping to discover the Truth. Part I may be found here; Part II here; Part III ; […]

Mocked For Your Faith? Get Used to It!
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Mocked For Your Faith? Get Used to It!

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Centuries ago, the Syrian Christian Tatian asked, “Why, men of Greece, do you want to cause society to come to blows with us?  If I refuse to take part in some people’s normal activities, why should I be hated as if I were utterly loathsome?  The emperor orders me to pay taxes; I am ready […]

The Road to Rome, Part IV: Why Not the Reformed Tradition?
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The Road to Rome, Part IV: Why Not the Reformed Tradition?

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This is the fourth of six articles relating the writer’s journey into the bosom of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Having succumbed to spiritual desolation following the rejection of his Adventist heritage, the young seeker investigates various Christian traditions, hoping to discover the Truth. Part I may be found here; Part II here; Part III […]

The Road to Rome, Part III: Why Not Eastern Orthodoxy?
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The Road to Rome, Part III: Why Not Eastern Orthodoxy?

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This is the third of six articles relating the writer’s journey into the bosom of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Having succumbed to spiritual desolation following the rejection of his Adventist heritage, the young seeker investigates various Christian traditions, hoping to discover the Truth. Part I may be found here; Part II here. […]

The Road to Rome, Part II: Why Not Lutheranism?
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The Road to Rome, Part II: Why Not Lutheranism?

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This is the second of six articles relating the writer’s journey into the bosom of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Having succumbed to spiritual desolation following the rejection of his Adventist heritage, the young seeker investigates various Christian traditions, hoping to discover the Truth. Part I may be found here. “If I was […]

The Road to Rome, Part 1: Why Not Anglicanism?
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The Road to Rome, Part 1: Why Not Anglicanism?

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This is the first of six articles relating the writer’s journey into the bosom of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Having succumbed to spiritual desolation following the rejection of his Adventist heritage, the young seeker investigates various Christian traditions, hoping to discover the Truth. In my first steps back towards Christ, with the […]