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Samwise

Joined: Dec. 10, 2012

Bio:

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)


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That Man is You!  In line with JPII or not?

Sep. 18 at 11:00am | Comments: 7 | Most recent comment: Sep. 18 at 6:38pm

JPII and TMIY *Introductory note: Steve Bollman and Steve Clark both graduated from Notre Dame at different times and have had no interaction.  Yet, they share very similar view of male leadership (though Bollman claims his influence is JPII).  I'm interested in what the Personalist Project says of Bollman's ministry.  Here are links to further resources: www.paradisusdei.org, http://vimeo.com//52889580  (a video of Steve presenting to a parish in CO,...

Dr. John Grabowski on Ephesians 5

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...

Dubay’s Authenticity: Who do Persons Obey without a Vow of Obedience?

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...

List of Personalistic Pros/Cons for Covenant Community

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...

Technologists vs. Personalists

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...


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Re: That Man is You! In line with JPII or not?

Sep. 18 at 5:27pm | see this comment in context

Re: That Man is You! In line with JPII or not?

Sep. 18 at 5:25pm | see this comment in context

phrases like: 

"The power of authentic male leadership lived in the

context of family life is truly awesome."

Re: That Man is You! In line with JPII or not?

Sep. 18 at 5:23pm | see this comment in context

Re: Dr. John Grabowski on Ephesians 5

Sep. 10 at 10:08am | see this comment in context

let me explain that that logic was my own and I did not want to misunderstand you in my interpretation of our conversation.  I tend to assume worst case scenarios and apply gravity where there is none...

Forgive me for communicating that in an accusatory way

Re: Dr. John Grabowski on Ephesians 5

Sep. 10 at 9:51am | see this comment in context

I am an exception in that I know all of the founders of communities (lay and ordained)

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