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When Was Jesus Born?

This is a two-fer, because there’s two questions; one, what month, and two, what year. The implicit question is more like “is it OK to celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December.” The answer to that is yes, yes it

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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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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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http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O102103/fall-of-satan-print-barry-james-ra/
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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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https://jenibrown.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/quick-get-buffy-its-a-vampire-pumpkin/
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C&C: Vampires

Through mere glimpses of him, however, demonic accuracy is achieved: Dracula is an Antichrist. He cannot attack unless willingly engaged. He baptizes his victims in his blood even as he drinks theirs in a sacrifice that gives eternal “life” in

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From Card Captor Sakura, Japanese anime and manga
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C&C: Witchcraft

A reprint for the season.  Let me see if I can sum up the archetypal belief: All through the middle ages, single women– especially if they lived alone or practiced some sort of medicine– were randomly being accused of witchcraft

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You do not know the power of the dark side
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C&C: Demons

Slightly updated reprint for the season; C&C stands for Conspiracies and Catholicism, and means Foxfier is geeking out over something. It’s a staple of horror movies– there is some invisible thing that will get you, destroy your life, take over your

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C&C: Halloween

A repost, but a needed one– even EWTN is spreading some of these old myths!   Many thanks to Ben Butera for reminding me with his new post. 😀 Pag-again? Just like every other big Catholic thing, it’s supposedly Pagan to have

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C&C: Saints

Over on the Angels article I avoided digressing as far as I might by saying I’d get into saints in a later article; so here we go! What is a saint? Someone who is united with God; a holy one.

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C&C: Angels

You’ve probably heard about that baby girl who survived a car accident that killed her mother, hanging in her car seat for 14 hours until emergency personnel showed up. The first responders say they heard someone– not the baby, but

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Saints (a C&C reprint)

There was a little discussion about when someone is called a saint, so I thought I’d dust off the article I did about this a while back– in honor of Father Jaques Hamel; please pray for us. -Foxfier What is a saint?

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C&C Miracles

Written because during C&C Saints the issue of the certified miracles that are required to show that a Saint was in position to nag Himself in person, so to speak; that would require figuring out what a miracle is, and then what it takes, and

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Frankenstein’s Monster, Then and Now

An opening note: Yes, I know that in the book, the Doctor was Frankenstein, and the Monster was to be “a new Adam.” In popular culture, Frankenstein’s Monster became shortened to Frankenstein, and sometimes to Frank. I’m going with “Frankenstein”

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