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St. Peter said that gentleness is requisite to evangelism.The gentle person subdues anger to protect others from his own power. He is also fierce when protecting the weak from others. Apologists
should note: Far from being a sign of inferiority, gentleness is a sure way to imitate the Sacred Heart of Christ, as well as lead others to it.
Conventional wisdom tells us that science and religion are incompatible.The physicist who first proposed the “Big Bang” theory disagreed—one Georges Lemaître, who also happened to be a
Catholic priest. Fr. Lemaître was just one in a long line of priests who made groundbreaking contributions to scientific study.The work of the priest-scientists continues today.
What if the only way to save the life of your child was through deceit? Does the Eighth Commandment admit exceptions? The problem of the necessary lie has challenged philosophers and moralists for centuries.Though the question might never be settled entirely, we may come nearer a solution by considering what it means to lie.
Deepak Chopra is a popular pitchman for today’s “spirituality.” His latest bestseller purports to uncover a Jesus obscured and misinterpreted by centuries of religious dogma. But the vague guru who supposedly shows us the path to enlightened being bears no resemblance to the Christ of the Gospels. Chopra’s book is a New Age redux—spurious reasoning and mystical nonsense.
~ Pope John XXII, in his Bull "Quorumdam exigit" (1317); urging a group of separatist friars who engaged in extreme asceticism to follow the Faith (e.g., Romans 13:1-2) and obey their leaders (from the article "Spirituals")