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What more must He do to convince you that you are loved?

Among my varied internet friends I cherish the presence of some who are professed atheists. When I ask them what it would take for them to believe in the existence of a loving God, one common answer is " Let him grow back a limb for an amputee! " While I appreciate the reality that this article isn't going to provide such dramatic a demonstration, the issue it addresses (our own personal difficulties in believing that God could love us with all our sins and imperfections) serves to point out that both believers and non-believers have to deal with a need to obtain some 'proof' of God's existence and his providential love for each of us as individuals. We all have to deal with the issues of doubt... since doubt and fear is the partner vices to the virtues of belief and hope. I hope and pray that this article might serve to aid in the battle of belief over doubt and love over fear for you. It did for me. What more must He do to convince you that you are lov

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The wisdom of an old dog, shared by an old priest (grin)

I do not usually post jokes on this blog, but this one seemed too good not to share. A German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old German Shepherd thinks, " Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit now! " Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, " Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder if there are any more around here? " Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. " Whew! " says the panther, " That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me! " Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can

What it means that Mike Pence called himself an ‘evangelical Catholic’

Mike Pence is, in fact, a fallen away Catholic who has left the Church to worship in one of the American mega-Evangelical churches. It is disingenuous of him to refer to himself as an evangelical 'Catholic'.  But he is a politician who has demonstrated that he can swallow his principles for political gain as the running mate of a major party ticket led by Donald Trump, so I guess no one should be surprised. What it means that Mike Pence called himself an ‘evangelical Catholic’ - The Washington Post

Andrew Coyne: A war that cannot necessarily be won, but must be fought all the same | National Post

"And we can do much at home, notably to ward off the kind of deep-seated alienation within Muslim communities that so plagues Europe, on which terrorism thrives. It is crucial Muslims are not made to feel as if they are the enemy, collectively — every bit as crucial as recognizing the unique danger posed by ISIL, and the fundamentalist Islamic theology at its heart." Andrew Coyne: A war that cannot necessarily be won, but must be fought all the same | National Post

Dogs In Church: A Good Idea? - Don't 'All Dogs Go to Heaven' anyway?

Dogs In Church: A Good Idea? - Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand

The next schism is already here - And it's digital!

"I hope my own experience with these type persons is atypical. While Rosica's attorneys demanded his attacker stop assassinating the priest's character, my own university actually banned a nasty blogger from campus and any online activities some years ago, when he tried to disrupt one of my online seminars. The idea was to keep him away from me. Aside from denigrating my scholarship and defending his personal version of the faith, my attacker also brags about carrying a gun." "That is where the schism is now. It is no longer butchers and bakers having street fights over Real Presence, or any other theological issue. It is shoot-from-the-hip typists whose access to bandwidth lets them threaten your livelihood and, implicitly at least, your life. What they say is true because they say it, no matter their lack of credentials or, possibly, sanity." Click on link below to read the entire article on the NCR website: The next schism is already here | National Catho

A truism if ever there was one!

Circle in a circle: Bernard Lonergan used to laugh and say, "We don't know anything!" Hyperbole spoken by a wise man.

Circle in a circle | The Economist

If this doesn't give you goosebumps... you're dead!