Ben Butera

Holy Day of Choice?

So tomorrow is All Saint’s Day…a holy day of obligation. Our parish calls it “a holy day of appreciation”. If memory serves, last year it was called “a holy day of opportunity”. Is this a trend at your parish also?

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Foxfier

C&C Devil’s Advocate

More Conspiracies and Catholicism can be found here In some instances, “devil’s advocate” gets used as a polite form of various colloquialism for a person who likes to cause trouble. This can result in great surprise on finding out that

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

The Great Sin of the Left

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; —Matthew 5:44 (KJV) The great sin of the left

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Ben Butera

Eat, Pray, Love, Sin

I recently viewed a 2010 film called Eat, Pray, Love based on the book with the same title. Julia Roberts plays Liz Gilbert,  a modern young woman that has what many young woman dream of – a handsome husband, a

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Ben Butera

The LGBT Logic Pit

Here is an article that warns how accepting LGBT logic can lead to accepting polygamy, incest and even pedophilia. Of course, this is just a slippery slope argument and I was once told that slippery slope arguments are automatically invalid.

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Proving The Court’s Point:

It’s buried right at the end of a rather biased article (the USCCB didn’t say anything; a committee chairman did) but this really jumped out at me: Teachers’ unions could be “permanently crippled” by the decision, the journal Education Next

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Ben Butera

Government as Teacher

We like to think we’re all independent thinkers, and we are to a point, but I’m afraid our thinking is influenced by outside powers and principalities whether we like it or not; whether we know it or not. The government

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