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Consisting of relflections in a variety of categories, including:
<li>scripture (homiletic reflections)
<li>philosophy (metaphysics or epistemology)
<li>spiritual development
<li>science or mathematics
<li>Church documents

Vatican matters

Since Pope Benedict's retirement, his official title became Pope Emeritus. We may still refer to him as His Holiness, Benedict XVI.

He still wears a white cassock, but without the papal cape.

What is Modernism, really, and why is it a problem?

It was Blessed Pope Pius IX who first condemned modernism (although, evidently, not by that name, per se) in his "Syllabus of Errors." In ¶ 80, he condemned the proposition that "The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization." Among the ideas the Church was expected to reconcile itself with at the time was the Communism of Karl Marx. By the time of Pius X, the Church was expected to reconcile itself with the Eugenics of Sir Francis Galton.

On Elite Collectivism and the Progressive/Secular Humanist Agenda


The details of the manifesto for the Council for Secular Humanism can be found at "A Secular Humanist Declaration." In comparison to the latest manifesto of the American Humanist Association, it is not blatantly collectivist.

On Turning Over a New Leaf in 21st Century America


The last thing Old Scratch (I like to call The Evil One "Old Scratch" because he's always scratching away at the scabs on our consciences, or scratching away at our satisfaction with our relationships to make us jealous, resentful, etc., etc., etc.) wants anyone to do is to turn over a new leaf in the book of life and learn something new about themselves, something that can help them in the next stage of growth.

High paid consultants


Conservative pundits have made much of the fact that many high profile Republican "hopefuls" pay big bucks to campaign consultants, and that these consultants often provide very, very bad advice which the candidate nevertheless takes as gospel. One might profitably assume that not all high-paid consultants are worthy of their fees. The candidate, who pays those fees with money raised during the campaign, not their own money, may well be inclined not to question such value based on the recommendation of political "friends."


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