An extended piece on a theological topic.

What's wrong with Darwin's thinking?

Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 14:42

For the second time in recent history, I have been on the verge of getting through to people on a blog precisely what the real issue with Darwinism is. See, for example, the discussion accompanying the article on MercatorNet, "Monkeying about with evolution." The article itself makes a relatively small point, but, as often happens in the comment section, real disagreements emerge that go deeper than the article itself.

Recognizing Mary, the Mother of God

Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 11:03

After nearly 2,000 years, you would think the Church would recognize who Mary is, and the role she plays in salvation history. I'm not talking about fully appreciating Mary. We'll never fully appreciate Jesus. I'm just talking about fundamental identity before God and us. We have yet, for example, to declare Mary the mediatrix of all graces.

Recently, 5 cardinals of the Church have issued a statement summarizing Mary's role and identity. See "Cardinals Hoping for a 5th Marian Dogma."

Natural Law Axioms

Submitted by frlarry on Mon, 09/25/2006 - 03:29

I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking form your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees. [Ezekiel 36:25-27]