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The Humor of Miracles

March 23, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Humor of Miracles

When reading about the time Jesus awoke from His nap, calmed the stormy sea, and chastened His disciples for being afraid (Matthew 8:23-27), one just has to suppress a grin. Picture the scene: the disciples mortally alarmed in their storm-tossed craft; God in human form slumbering peacefully astern (maybe snoring, even), and then the Creator […]

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Seeing God

March 14, AD 2017 0 Comments
Seeing God

Blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. – John 20:29 A friend of mine was disappointed when he visited Nevers. There was a massive crowd around St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body, whereas the adoration chapel was almost empty. We humans are more easily drawn to things we can sense. We are also more […]

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Book Review: Particles of Faith

October 11, AD 2016 9 Comments
Book Review: Particles of Faith

Particles of Faith, by Stacy Trasancos, is a must-read for Catholics (and others of good faith) who are weary of the vitriol in the faith-science dialogue. What follows is my review of this book. Disclaimer: I have received no compensation for the following review, save only for an advance copy of the book. As in […]

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Are Jesus and Mary appearing today?

August 18, AD 2015 7 Comments
Are Jesus and Mary appearing today?

The mainstream media in Sydney was recently abuzz at the report of a number of parishioners from a local Catholic church claiming to have witnessed the lips on an icon of the Virgin Mary moving during Mass. The video, which was filmed on a mobile phone camera by a worshipper, has since been seen hundreds […]

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The Ministry of Food

February 11, AD 2015 5 Comments
The Ministry of Food

If food is the means by which Christ reaches out to sinners and gathers His Church, then we too must see food as a ministry.

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Assumptions and Models

January 24, AD 2012 2 Comments
Assumptions and Models

The scientific method, as does much learning in general, begins with observation. Father Stanley Jaki likened this process to the first step in the march of science, without which there can be no second or third step. We might call it a sort of first cause in scientific investigation, both in order of time sequence […]

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Miracles and Nature

October 24, AD 2011 1 Comment
Miracles and Nature

“A small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusion” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Being and Essence, quoting Aristotle). There has been a popular trend among theologians who are looking for a more scientific bend to their theology to turn to quantum mechanics as a sort of silver-bullet explanation for miracles. […]

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Miracles Happen!

August 31, AD 2011 12 Comments
Miracles Happen!

It’s not often that I recollect a real-life happening upon the great expanse of Internet. That’s the sort of thing I usually prefer to reserve for conversation. But this is a special case, for I – sinful, off-white, American, average-kid-of-little-faith and public-school graduate – experienced a miracle, and I share it with you now so that your […]

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How To Be Superman

August 20, AD 2011 8 Comments
How To Be Superman

A child knows he can fly; that’s why he tries. Adults have only forgotten. The point is that man is especially able to fly. That he should fly. That a singular event that occurred in recent history makes flying something as likely as a falling.

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