Monthly Archives: July 2010

Friday Frivolity: Baby Got Book

Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you, but for me this week has simply flown by.  It’s now only a few hours until it’s time to hit the beach, but to get you through those remaining hours, here’s a little … Continue reading

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Who’s your daddy? St. Ignatius of Antioch

This is the first entry in what I hope to be a regular series of posts about the Early Church Fathers. It is a good thing to study the Early Fathers because by reading their writings we can get a … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: Teach Us To Pray

Today I’m going to cheat a bit. Shocking, I know… I’m in the middle of writing several other blog entries at the moment, so rather than spending time writing a brand-new entry for this Sunday’s Gospel, I’m going to recycle … Continue reading

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Catholicism’s Best Kept Secret: Fathers Know Best

I would now like to share with you what I regard as one of the best kept secrets in Catholicism, a group of men called the “Early Church Fathers”. I myself only discovered the Fathers about ten months ago. Despite … Continue reading

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Top Ten, All Time, Catholic Pick-Up Lines

I’m currently in the middle of writing an introductory post about the “Early Church Fathers” and I came across a wonderful quotation from one of my favourite Fathers, the great preacher, St. John Chrysostom: “An intelligent, discreet, and pious young … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: Welcoming the Lord

The readings in this Sunday’s Lectionary speak to us of hospitality. In the First Reading we hear recounted Abraham’s reception of the three strangers to whom he offers his choicest food.  In the Gospel we hear another story about the … Continue reading

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Biblical Mary: The Ark of the New Covenant

The other day I wrote about the trials of trying to be an “Ecumenical Apologist“, so today I would like to write a post about something rather controversial, or rather someone rather controversial – Jesus’ mother, Mary. Mary is something … Continue reading

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The Ecumenical Apologist

As I wrote in my very first post, recently I have been called upon more and more to defend my faith – Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. The continued questioning by others about my faith was actually one … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: The Hippo Gospel

I thought I’d write a brief entry on today’s Gospel, the parable of The Good Samaritan. The interpretation I’m going to give may be one you’ve never heard before.  It comes from St. Augustine, bishop of fifth century North Africa … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to shake things up a bit

Stuff I’ve Had To Learn: Sometimes you just have to shake things up a bit I’ve been mulling over the best way to start this blog.  There’s so much to say about my decision to quit my job and to … Continue reading

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