The TOF Spot: Deus vult! Part III: I have come in order to die
Back in March and April, TOF began a series on the Crusades, but shortly after a wasp broke his humerus. This has distracted him since from any but trifles. It is now time to resume the narrative. Hmm. via Pocket
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The TOF Spot: Deus vult! Part Two: On Your Marks
Part One was here.The Great Boo-Hoo Among the usual cris de coeur about Western Civilization are the Crusades, a series of unprovoked and dastardly aggressions against the Religion of Peace. via Pocket
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4 days ago
The TOF Spot: Deus vult! Part I: The Preludes
The World of Late Antiquity was in serious decline. Global warming, with its longer growing seasons and more expansive agriculture, had ended and global cooling had set in. The bubonic plague had, well, plagued the Empire. Population had dropped 20% and cultivated land had contracted, esp. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Depression and the Psalms |Blogs | NCRegister.com
Seeking out the laments in times of trial may help us give voice to our own pain. There are many ways through the dark valleys of depression, and prayer must be one of them. The problem is that the depressive often cannot even stir to perform regular prayer. Simple tasks become a burden. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Good Old Garrigou-Lagrange | Theological Flint
For the past 60 years, people have loved to hate Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. Largely, this hatred is based on ignorance. The man’s writings are a marvelous exercising in the full ambit of systematic and spiritual theology. Great erudition, a keen mind, prudent judgment, utter orthodoxy. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Why Is Marriage Indissoluble?
When examining the roots of Catholic teaching on marriage, it’s not enough to quote Matthew 19: 3-9 (Mark 10:11–12, Luke 16:18), then sit back and ponder a job well done. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Friendly Dragons? 10 Things to Know and Share |Blogs | NCRegister.com
The recent remake of the movie Pete’s Dragon has prompted some discussion on the Internet of whether it is ever permissible, from a Christian point of view, to depict dragons as friendly, which happens in the movie. via Pocket
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7 days ago
Two Unsuccessful Arguments for Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki |Blogs | NCRegister.com
Every year in August, people take to the blogosphere to debate the morality of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place in August of 1945. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Martyrdom Is More than Being Killed for Your Faith | Catholic Answers
The recent horrific murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel by two ISIS-linked killers has caused worldwide shock and outrage. Not only was Fr. Hamel killed in a gruesome way (having his throat slit), he was killed while saying Mass. This has led many to discuss his death in terms of martyrdom. via Pocket
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MercatorNet: Regret Isn’t Rare: The Dangerous Lie of Sex Change Surgery’s Success
We have been told sex reassignment surgery is successful. The advocates say that regret is rare, and that 98 percent of surgeries are successful. While that figure might be true for surgical complications, before we accept a narrative of surgical success we should consider the evidence. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
English Transcript of Archbishop Gänswein's EWTN Germany Interview |Blogs | NCRegister.com
In a recent wide-ranging interview on EWTN Germany, Archbishop Georg Gänswein discussed several key contemporary issues including his own controversial remark that, by resigning, Benedict XVI expanded the Petrine office. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago
Stephen Lawhead Catholic? The Conundrum—The imaginative Conservative
The Inklings, the greatest fabulists of the twentieth century, never came to a consensus regarding the importance and profundity of the various King Arthur legends. Blatantly British and Christian, the Arthurian mythology should have moved Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams dramatically. via Pocket
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Bl. Raymond Llull and the World's First Computer |Blogs | NCRegister.com
Very few people in history can equal Bl. Raymond Llull's (AD 1235-1315) intelligence, learning, wisdom and ingenuity. Due to his prodigious learning, he's referred to as Doctor Illuminatus, (Latin: the "Illuminated Doctor. via Pocket
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Pope Francis on Apologizing to Gays (And More): 6 things to know and share |Blogs | NCRegister.com
During his recent plane flight back from Armenia, Pope Francis gave a press conference in which he discussed a number of issues, including the question of whether Catholics should apologize to homosexuals. You can read it here. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
What is your favorite quote or book by Benedict XVI? - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
On the 65th Anniversary of the ordination of Joseph Ratzinger to the priesthood, Aleteia asked a random selection of Catholic writers to share their favorite quote, or favorite book, coming from the clear mind and prolific pen of the Pope Emeritus. via Pocket
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Faith and Sci-Fi: The Christian Universe of "A Wrinkle in Time" | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Aliens. Angels. Time travel. A planet ruled by an evil disembodied brain. Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has it all.  But it has been a while since we had a book like hers. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Who smiles like this near the moment of death? - Testimony - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
Death is a tragedy for mortal man, and yet with faith in eternity and anticipation of the embrace of our heavenly Father, death becomes radiant. We share today the news of the death of Sister Cecilia, a Carmelite of Santa Fe in Argentina, who suffered from lung cancer. via Pocket
Catholic  saints 
8 weeks ago
There is no "Right Side of History" - Russell Newquist
There is no right side of history. There never was, and there never will be. The biggest reason this isn’t immediately and painfully obvious is because modern westerners are so horrendously ignorant of history. This was not always the case. via Pocket
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