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The Creative Catholic

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2017/04/28/the-creative-catholic-fr-george-w-rutler/ The Creative Catholic: Fr. George W. Rutler – Catholic … www.catholicworldreport.com Fr. George William Rutler during a 2013 appearance on EWTN’s “Bookmark” program (YouTube) Fr. George William Rutler is a well-known preacher and prolific author …

St. Flannery’s Epistles to Miss A.

“… our salvation is worked out on earth according as we love one another, see Christ in one another, etc., by works.  This is one reason I am chary of using the word, love, loosely.  I prefer to use it in its practical forms, such as prayer, almsgiving, visiting the sick and burying the dead […] Read More

Christmas and the Communion of Saints

Christmas and the Communion of Saints My mother died on the third day of Christmas, December 27, 2009, just a little shy of my father’s second anniversary of death. She would have died in February 2009 except that I’m quite sure that my father intervened to save her life.  After my father’s death in January […] Read More

The Eucharist which I was Denied

As a protestant, I always had questions as to why we celebrated communion and why there were so many camps of belief in taking it. Why did it matter how often we took it? Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly – why the fuss? And what exactly was I missing that everyone seemed to get? I get that […] Read More

Merely Toddlers

The other day, my 5th and 6th grade religion class was interrupted by many little three year olds who were stationed outside our door and did not want to behave. Our lesson happened to be about the Eucharist. It was the passage in John’s Gospel in which Christ tells a large crowd that He is […] Read More

Witches and Devils and Spells – Oh My!

I don’t mean to spook anyone with this story, especially at this time of year, but it’s something I need to write about. I also don’t want to enter into the ad nauseam discussion about Halloween. You know, whether it’s okay for Christians to celebrate such a pagan holiday, or if it’s not because of […] Read More

Things That Turned Me Catholic: Sin & Ignorance

I had the good fortune of attending a private Christian university on the West Coast for two years.  It’s a fairly well-known school that goes by the name Biola — an acronym turned name that once stood for the Bible Institute Of Los Angeles.  As the name suggests it is an evangelical Christian college with […] Read More