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February 7, 2014

Catholics and members of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” the Mormons, can agree on at least one very important principle. Both Catholics and the LDS believe in an authoritative, hierarchical Church that speaks with the authority of Christ. The problem with the Mormon attempt to claim apostolic authority is the obvious fact that there was no such Mormon "church” until less than 200 years ago. The informed Catholic need only ask...

February 7, 2014

“Who among you remembers the date of your Baptism?” This was the question that Pope Francis repeated last November, during one of his weekly general audiences. He was addressing the thousands of pilgrims who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and asked for a show of hands of those who knew the date. As he clearly suspected, few were...

February 6, 2014

On Tuesday night the Kentucky-based Creation Museum hosted a debate on origins that over 500,000 people watched on the Internet. CNN”s Tom Foreman served as the debate moderator. Although there have been lots of creation/evolution debates in the past, this one generated extra excitement because of the high-profile status of the debaters.

Defending the young-earth creation (or YEC) perspective was Ken Ham, the...

February 5, 2014

On a summer day 150 years ago, General Robert E. Lee ordered his men to storm Cemetery Ridge during the Battle of Gettysburg. To this day, no one quite knows why one of the most brilliant military commanders in American history threw his men across open fields at an enemy entrenched in an easily-defended...

January 29, 2014
Relic of Bl. John Paul II

Two very different news items came to my attention this week, one right after the other.

Earlier this week it was reported that thieves had broken into a tiny church in the Italian mountains and stolen a reliquary containing drops of blood from Bl. John Paul II. Other valuables were left behind, including the collection box, leading some to believe...