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Pharisees and Tax Collectors

Or: It’s Pharisees all the way down. One of the bright spots on Facebook is Tom Gould’s tomics, and of course everybody’s favorite “don’t be judgy” Bible reading got a comic out of him– it’s actually quite good, hit the

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Evidence and Faith

An outstanding post on religion and evidence over at Roger Pearse’s blog, titled “Diversity of teaching and early Christianity” Towards the end (well worth reading up to!) is this great line that I thought had a much broader area of

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Outstanding Ad Positioning

“Ah, this blog is Catholic, conservative, and geeky?  How about an– IndiGoGo fund for a combat vet exorcist priest comic book!” Description: Soulfinder: Demon’s Match A major order of exorcists — all combat veterans — battle evil that most people

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Good Science Gets Its Boots On

On the Shroud. It has been pointed out for years that radiocarbon dating doesn’t work that way– it’s supposed to be for stuff that has been stored away, not stuff that we KNOW has been handled, soaked at least once,

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Starting Catholic Homeschooling

First thing: take a deep breath and calm down. You are teaching a toddler their ABCs, not rocket science. You’ve already taught them how to eat, drink, speak and at least attempt basic hygiene. You got this. Yes, it’s overwhelming.

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Faith, Religion and Identity

If each nation—as defined by language, religion, common (legendary?) heritage, and location—was separate but equal, then all nations deserved to have their own states. Except by 1789, Poland had been partitioned between Russia, Prussia, and Austria, Bohemia had been inherited

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Summarizing The Anti-Mothers:

Folks here may be slightly familiar with the actress who urged that, out of fear of becoming pregnant while a law recognizing the personhood of humans who have developed to the point of having a detectable heartbeat is in effect

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A Worrying Precedent

Everybody, adult or child, who lives in four ZIP code areas must get an MMR shot or prove immunity, or face the prospect of a $1,000 fine ($2,000 if you don’t appear as ordered). Your religious exemption is overridden. The

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Hitler’s Pope

Repost because it’s in the news again– hey, the Pope said something I agree with! Francis indicated the church was confident the papacy would withstand the findings by historians’ studying the archives, saying Pius was “criticized, one can say, with

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Demons in Crisis Magazine

An ’03 article called The Dark Backward: Demons in the Real World. It is incredibly creepy, but worth a read: A friend of one of the victims listed these manifestations: “He’d get an oppressive feeling. Sometimes he’d see a grotesque, impish

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Ask a Catholic Geek: Moral Culpability in Service

From the Catholic Geek blog, they’re attempting to start a new series: I’ve been meaning to start up an Ask a Catholic Geek series, and this question posed in our Facebook group was the perfect opportunity. How do we explain, using moral

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On The Crusades: Pt 4

This would be where Mr. Flynn gets into the maps that have squiggly lines all over them— but so even I can follow it: The House of Submission was divided into two broad zones. The Highlands — the mountainous plateaus

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On The Crusades, Pt 3

Starting with finances. IN THE STANDARD MODEL, the crusaders were imagined as second sons with no inheritance, as robber barons, as highwaymen, or as others with nothing to lose out to get rich on the fabled wealth of the Orient.

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The Gillette Ad-

Re-written to be something other than nasty. This would’ve knocked it out of the park: If they wanted to go with more of a “men should do right” message I think it would have been more effective to have some

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On The Crusades: Pt 2

More history from The TOF Spot: Among the usual cris de coeur about Western Civilization are the Crusades, a series ofunprovoked and dastardly aggressions against the Religion of Peace.™ These were, in this view, holy wars led by power-mad popes and fought by uncouth religious

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On The Crusades, pt 1

Again, from The TOF Spot blog: The World of Late Antiquity was in serious decline. Global warming, with its longer growing seasons and more expansive agriculture, had ended and global cooling had set in. The bubonic plague had, well, plagued the Empire.

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Medieval SciFi

Another TOF Spot reblog; there are more coming, too. ET in the Middle Ages It has long been held that the medievals would have been terrified of aliens, regarded them as “demons,” and otherwise persecuted them in their religious ignorance

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The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

Reblog from The TOF Spot, it’s an online version of two articles the good author had previously published, put up in nine parts. It’s a series of blog posts on the century-long progress from the first seriously-worked out heliocentric mathematical model

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The Heresy of Americanism

Consisted of: undue insistence on interior initiative in the spiritual life, as leading to disobedience attacks on religious vows, and disparagement of the value of religious orders in the modern world minimizing Catholic doctrine minimizing the importance of spiritual direction.

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Christmas Spirit

Early Monday morning, a guy drove through the front door of Our Lady of Lavang Catholic church and proceeded to do donuts all over the pews.  (He turned himself in after driving off.) They did not reschedule Christmas Eve Mass–

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Merry Christmas

From the Foxfier household, and I’m sure all the bloggers, and commentators, of this site.

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Shooting near Christmas Market in France

Two dead, 11 injured. Eyewitness tells us he tried to resuscitate Thai tourist shot by gunman. Pater Fritz, “video” with the audio at link. The lady he was with was not hurt. I can’t find the other known death yet.

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Argumentum ex Ovem

Looong quote Long ago, I accepted the idea that December 25 was probably not the actual date of Christ’s birth, that the real date was unknown but probably in the spring. Knowing the exact date doesn’t really impact the liturgical

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Civil War: Crowd-Sourcing History

This is a bit more Donald’s thing than mine, but it is simply too neat to not share– a site called Civil War Photo Sleuth (CWPS) is collecting all the photographs they can (you can upload them, anonymously if you

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Narco-Saints: Santa Muerte

This isn’t going to be as polished as I wanted, but I’ve been “gonna” get this going for over a year so I better get started. New to the Conspiracies and Catholicism series, I present: Narco Saints. A narco-saint is

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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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C&C Lucifer

Seemed fitting for Halloween; more Conspiracies and Catholicism can be found here. Lucifer, the Morning Star, Satan, The Devil, ruler of hell, fallen angel…. There’s a lot of different ways to talk about the theological bad guy, and a whole

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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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Kavanaugh is in.

Live blogged from KFI. Ayes 50, nays 48.

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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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Holding Minors Separately From Adult Arrestees

Since the topic is very hot currently, I thought it might be a good idea to explain why this policy came about. Before the Obama administration put in this detention policy (yes, it is several years old, not sure why

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Evil in Storytelling

Now that we have defined evil for the purposes of this essay, we may look at why people choose it over good. Every would-be author on the planet has to have heard a version of the tired adage that the

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New Information on Alfie’s Death

“Before he died, while Tom was away for a moment, leaving Kate [Alfie’s mother] half-asleep and another family member in the room, a nurse entered and explained that she would give the child four drugs (no-one knows which) to treat

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