C&C: Magic

I previously published a lot of these over at Catholic Stand before life started getting in the way of writing regularly; slowly republishing over here as things seem relevant. You can see the rest of the Conspiracies and Catholicism articles

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Ben Butera

Lent with a Medieval Wheel

I sometimes have a habit of seeing a spiritual presentation or lecture and remembering a lot of detail, but forgetting some basic “logistics”. For example, I once shared all the particulars of a talk with a friend, but could not

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How To Know & Deal With Heresy Today – Part I

For Our Time, For This Time, Sound familiar? Commintory, St. Vincent of Lerins (early 5th Century Anno Domini) http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3506.htm Excerpts “A General Rule for distinguishing the Truth of the Catholic Faith from the Falsehood of Heretical Pravity. “[4.] I have

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Ben Butera

Salvation Is Not a Right

My last post spurred some interesting comments about human rights. One commenter in particular made an astute observation about three inalienable rights in terms of our temporal life. The Right to Life: Relates to your future; lose your life and

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Ben Butera

The Occult, R.E. and Me

A commenter on this blog linked an article in MarketWatch entitled Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology. The article was in a business website because of spiking sales among products claiming metaphysical benefits, but it still made

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