Archives for 2013

Elsewhere: subsidiarity

Catholic Social Teaching, in service of social justice, has well developed principles. In the political world we also here the words “social justice” used, but often in service of highly distorted, political ends. The principal of solidarity is commonly misused in support of ever-growing, unrestrained central government. Some people simply assume that more government programs, […]

Son of the Living God

2013.12.27 Son of the Living God [guest] Author: Ed Trego Guest contributor:   Ed Trego “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” (Matthew 16:13). Jesus asked the apostle’s this question while on the way to Caesarea Philippi. The apostle’s answered that some said John the Baptist, others Elijah, or one of the […]

Merry Christmas

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #122)

This week: Thomas Aquinas College students organize a Christmas flash mob. Remembering an English Eucharistic flash mob. Belgium will soon euthanize children. Fr. Barron on some obscure magazine’s “person of the year.” The human carnage left in the wake of one abortionist. Successful, positive health care reform is possible (not ObamaCare, of course). Joe Biden […]

Baltimore Catechism: on the first commandment

Lesson 30 315Q. What is the First Commandment? A. The First Commandment is: “I am the Lord thy God: thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.” “Strange gods.” The Israelites were surrounded on all sides by pagan nations who worshipped idols and false gods, and sometimes by mingling with these people they fell into […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #121)

This week: The December issue of New Evangelists Monthly is ready and calling you. Why does God let us suffer? The Sacraments of Initiation explained like never before. Is evil rational? Fr. Barron describes his call to the priesthood. A close look at the “pro-life” exceptions for rape and incest. Obama: “whatever we once were, […]

New Evangelists Monthly – December 2013, Issue #12

Enjoy this month’s edition of New Evangelists Monthly – an informal, dynamic, crowd-sourced “meta-magazine” showcasing the best posts faithful Catholic bloggers. In this and every issue, you will find many different, but faithfully Catholic viewpoints, insights and perspectives.