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Can Catholic Teaching on Sexual Morality Be Lived?

The Wayward Heart “I am only human, not God, and what I am doing is natural. I cannot be faulted for the way I was made.” These were the words of my acquaintance who struggled to believe in the truth of the Catholic Church’s teaching on sexual morality. These words contain both a confirmation of […] Read More

When ‘Unbiblical’ Means ‘Unpalatable’

When I was a protestant, there were a number of passages of Scripture that nagged at me. They were the sort of passages that fuel countless little arguments in every protestant community. Some verses had to do with internal protestant debates, such as those surrounding free will, while others – the ones that I found […] Read More

Fr. Spitzer: Teaching Science & Faith – Conflict or Confluence?

From Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, O.P. The next Webinar is entitled “Teaching Science and Faith – Conflict or Confluence?” designed by Fr. Spitzer of the Magis Institute in collaboration with the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology. Here’s the flier. The webinar will be held on February 3, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm EST. […] Read More

Announcing the New DPS Editor – Judith Babarsky

I am always glad to share good news. Judith Babarsky, both a HACS alumni and an adjunct professor, has accepted the position of Blog Editor for our DPS Blog. Judith has been with us for some time now, and will be an added benefit in her new role. I am certain the DPS Blog writing […] Read More

Not By Measure Does God Give the Spirit

God has a new beginning ready for each of us.  He greatly desires to pour out His Spirit on us without measure.  The problem is that we have no capacity to receive so great a Gift.  But, wait a minute!  The first day of 2015, like the first day of every year was the Solemnity […] Read More

Beauty Does Not Lie In The Eyes of the Beholder

I have never liked Tim Burton movies. Call me crazy, but I think it is because I know that beauty is objective; and not only objective but also important. As our world steeps itself deeper and deeper into relativism, it argues that beauty, like truth, depends on the eye of the beholder. The transcendentals are […] Read More

How St. Ignatius Tells Us to Avoid Satan

Multiple Goods Require a Choice I started worshipping at a Melkite Greek-Catholic church in the fall of 2012. I was so enamored of this new way of living the Christian faith that I couldn’t wait to experience each liturgical season with them. When Great Lent came a few months later, I found myself in a […] Read More

What Serving for the Pope and Trees Have in Common

Who…Me? After nine prayerful, awe-inspiring, and frankly, exhausting days in the Holy Land with my twenty-six fellow pilgrims, I had expected that my six days in Rome would be fairly laid back and less overwhelming. Boy, was I was wrong! When it first became official that my brother seminarians and I were going to be […] Read More