Tag Archives: Apologetics

Idealism

I have just finished reading C.S. Lewis’ Surprised by Joy, and feel a little perplexed about many things, doubtless because I was reading pages with less than the attention and concentration they deserve. I will have to read it a … Continue reading

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Fools’ Gold?

A kind correspondent has written to me, particularly to draw my attention to an article written by (Fr) Tony Equale, a Roman Catholic priest who left the priesthood and became highly critical of classical Catholicism, especially the heritage of the … Continue reading

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Forbidding Cliffs

I look at Fr Z’s blog exceedingly rarely, but I was curious to see if he had any comment on the deteriorating situation between Washington and Moscow via Damascus. I found none, only various topics of interest to some Roman … Continue reading

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When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

I find many good souls discussing these questions about God and the way the world is changing. One such is a parish priest in France with whom I am spending several days to repair the organ in his church. His … Continue reading

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It’s all the fault of religion!

I had a phone conversation with my father a few days ago, and the subject of the troubles in the world came up. My father reacted by saying “It’s all the fault of religion”. Now, what should I have said? … Continue reading

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The Republic of Venice

I am reminded of the dotty “Romantic” ladies in England and the Great Invisible Empire to be contemplated whilst looking at a British flag and burning joss sticks before it! They had a “school” in England for a while, where … Continue reading

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Trying to revive a corpse

I was slightly amused on reading YF’s posting on the new Ordinariate missal, The ordinariate missal and more. We see the handsomely bound book and one of its pages. All rather exciting, one would think. I haven’t had access to … Continue reading

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Just the sort of thing that makes religion nonsense

Reams have been written about the notions of truth and ideology, the latter word being extremely ambiguous and difficult to define with any accuracy. Many of us grew up in the latter half of the twentieth century, only a few … Continue reading

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Belly Buttons

I often wonder about the absurd way some people think (or don’t think). Often, an excuse for a schoolboy prank is “I wasn’t thinking, Sir.” to which the schoolmaster replies “That’s the problem, boy. You never think“. I found this … Continue reading

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Life on Mars and Religion

Does the credibility of our Faith depend on there being no life anywhere other than the planet Earth? See Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life? Some of the comments ask this very question, and … Continue reading

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