Joined: Dec. 10, 2012
Work: Quality Assurance Analyst (Wells Fargo)
Hobbies: Sports, Music (writing/playing), widdling/chiseling/sculpting/staining, writing/reading
Family: Me, wife (Jacqueline) and son (Joshua)
Locations: Saint Paul, MN (current); Born in Boulder, Colorado; served in OH, and MI (esp. Detroit)
Sep. 9 at 11:01am | Comments: 35 | Most recent comment: Sep. 10 at 10:25am
St. Paul’s teaching on subordination has met with considerable public backlash since the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Questions abound as to whether the teaching itself is even based on the message of Jesus, or on some abstractions of Judaic or Hellenistic practices of running a household. Dr. John Grabowski does well to point out the differences between non-Christian cultures’ approach to marriage versus the way the early Church lived out marriage in the light...
Sep. 5 at 2:00pm | Comments: 35 | Most recent comment: Sep. 9 at 11:25am
The late Thomas Dubay S.M. wrote Authenticity in 1997 as an attempt to re-ground those interested in spiritual direction with both Scripture and Tradition, from which they had strayed by the influence of theologians disobedient to the Magisterium. A question worth asking in the light of Catholic authenticity that is inseparable from a posture of obedience is: If obedience is a necessary response that God asks of every person, how is that lived out in Dubay’s...
Aug. 1 at 1:26pm | Comments: 21 | Most recent comment: Aug. 8 at 2:53pm
*Preface: I have been involved in different forms of community since 2004 in OH, MN, and MI—I have met people who love it and people who hate it, so I trust my list is well balanced. Personally, I have found it to be a major way (but not the only way) that I live out Catholicism. Pros: 1) Opportunity for persons of all ages to verbally describe (give Testimony to) their understanding of...
Mar. 13 at 10:57am | Comments: 0
The first German to expose the philosophical danger of technology was Martin Heidegger. Joseph Ratzinger took the warning to a further extreme by re-introducing Paul VI’s term: technocracy, in his “Caritas in Veritate”. In Heidegger’s day, technology was not nearly as influential as to be considered on par with a theocratic ideology. In our day, even as recent as the Vietnam war era--according to Paul VI, technology has threatened to replace...
Mar. 7 at 9:56am | Comments: 0
Freudian Psychoanalysis ushered in a foreign method of evaluating a human person versus what was classically accepted throughout the western world: virtue. While Freud’s theories do have some merit, as most recently quoted by Pope Francis in a March fifth interview, “all idealization contains aggressive motivation”, they are not worthy to entirely replace the classical method of virtue. The reason being, Freudian theories do not call the person on to excellence, but instead...
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