Hans Rejects French Theory

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So I took Hans to his swimming lessons today. And in the locker room there’s one of those big curved mirrors allowing to see everything, to see around corners and down the locker rows, etc. Why? I don’t know. And so of course Hans asked what it was for, and I had no idea. And when I have no idea, … Read More

Stellman on Solo & Sola Scriptura

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Jason Stellman is an acquaintance. He was a serious Calvinist minister who recently converted to Catholicism. He now blogs at CreedCodeCult. In a recent posting he recounts some Late Unpleasantness regarding a heresy trial he took part in within the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America), a conservative denomination (the PCUSA would be the mainline Presbyterian church in the US). In … Read More

On the Feast of St. Anselm

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A rousing of the mind to the contemplation of God “Come now, insignificant man, fly for a moment from your affairs, escape for a little while from the tumult of your thoughts. Put aside now your weighty cares and leave your wearisome toils. Abandon yourself for a little to God and rest for a little in him. Enter into the … Read More

The Eschatological Vision of Les Miserables

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My wife and I finally got around to watching Les Miserables, the movie, on Amazon streaming. Not a bad thing to do when a good friend is in town, the kids are sound asleep, and you’re buried under 18″ or so of snow. I became familiar with the music back in high school, I think, in the late 80s or … Read More

A Reflection on Holy Saturday

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I wrote this last year (so a couple things are out of date, like my kids’ ages) and published it at Mere Comments: The Christ is dead; the corpse of the Son of God lies on a cold slab in a suffocating, lightless tomb.   Holy Saturday is a difficult day to keep holy. My parish marked it with morning … Read More

The Pagan Challenge: Virgil on Hell

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It is easy to go down to hell; night and day the gates of Dark Death stand wide; but to climb back up again, to retrace one’s steps to the open air, their lies the problem, the difficult task.   VIRGIL, The Aeneid We’ll see…

The Violence of the Crucifixion

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Catholic World Report has been kind enough to run a piece I drafted in a sudden fit of inspiration about the true locus of the violence of the crucifixion. Hint: It’s not the physical torture. Excerpts: Everybody in the ancient world knew what crucifixion entailed. It’s not like Jesus was the only person crucified. The Hasmonean king of the Jews, … Read More

Church Planting

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I’m so very clever, as witnessed by the following exchange with my good friend from our shared time in Wheaton, Illinois, together, Rob Moll. Rob is now in the Seattle area, writing good books and such. Where does one find good church planting resources? — Rob Moll (@mollrob) March 28, 2013 @mollrob Matthew 16. — Leroy Huizenga (@LHuizenga) March 28, … Read More

Dalrymple Signs Pro-Life Legislation

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(Cross-posted at First Thoughts)   My beloved North Dakota has been in the middle of a national firestorm concerning abortion politics and policy for some weeks, as our legislature has passed three particularly strong pro-life laws with bipartisan backing. (Others are in process, including one which ban tax monies from funding abortion providers, and another has been passed which will … Read More

Support Sen. Sitte Saturday

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Senator Margaret Sitte is one of the good people on the planet. I’m a big fan. Right now she and the rest of the ND legislature are keeping themselves busy legislating; we’re in the thick of the session here. Sen. Sitte is speaking tomorrow, along with other legislators, at a “Legislative Forum” sponsored by the League of Women Voters & … Read More