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Dracula is the Antichrist!

Happy October. Yes you read the title correctly. I am of the opinion that Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is a fantastic work of literature. I believe it resonates deeply with the culture of western civilization. It touches on things deep in the … Continue reading

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Why I’m sticking with Rome: Part 2

Part 2- I have struggled to complete this it has been difficult to organize the various factors in a coherent manner. The Second sex abuse scandal has broken in the time since then, as well as Pope Francis changing the … Continue reading

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Why I’m Sticking With Rome

At least for now. This is Part 1 which gives the underlying background. I have endured a sort of struggle of faith over the last couple of years. Its roots go back further than that but over the last couple … Continue reading

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An Update

I haven’t written in quite some time. I even let the 500th anniversary of the Reformation slide through without finishing my ‘Protestant Mythology” series. The reason is that I’ve been going through a sort of crisis of faith. I have … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fatima?

  Today is the 100 year anniversary of the miracle of the sun at Fatima. This event, witnessed by thousands including hostile skeptics is seen as validation of the apparitions. About a year ago, maybe less, I received a packet in the mail … Continue reading

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Protestant Mythology #2

Myth #1 Recently I was at my parents’ house and paged through the KJV family Bible. In this particular volume, rather than printing the Apocrypha between the testaments as it should be, the editors put supplementary material there. Essays on … Continue reading

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Have a Manly Lent

It’s time for my annual Lenten pep talk. I’ve reshaped these same ideas the last few years and presented them differently. This year I’m going to speak as a man to men. Ladies, feel free to draw inspiration. (I’m not … Continue reading

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Candlemas Day

Today is Candlemas day, the commemoration of the presentation of Jesus and purification of Mary in the temple. Candles are solemnly blessed on this feast. I came across this poem. If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Day

St. Brigid of Kildare, Pray for us.

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Buying Forgiveness

This begins the Protestant Mythology series. Myth #1- “During the Middle Aged the Catholic Church purported to sell forgiveness for sins (indulgences).” 2017 is the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This post begins my 2017 series debunking the … Continue reading

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