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On the Sex in ‘Game of Thrones’ — Part 4/4

For parts one through three, click here Although we have covered some important aspects of Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body,” one might wonder precisely… 867 more words


Evangelization - The Kerygma Dilemma

Saint Pope John Paul II first announced the idea of a New Evangelization for Catholics in his encyclical Redemptoris Missio in 1990.  At the core of it is the… 653 more words


of dialogue and theological trump cards

In the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision regarding marriage, I’m re-posting a link to a blog post I wrote ten years ago about what works — and what doesn’t — when in dialogue about hotly contested issues: 189 more words

Pope John Paul II

On Faith and Recognition

Today I’m going to duck the story of the day — the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriages — and dive into a less publicized story that is developing this morning. 943 more words


Democracy and the threat of self-destruction

The corruption of a culture and the consequent corruption of a democracy which owes so much of its validity and integrity to the essence of a culture is a frightening prospect. 1,666 more words

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U2, Religion and Spirituality

I am heading to see U2 this weekend in Chicago with my wife (the kids are spending time with the grandparents :-).  I have always liked U2’s music but it was not until the last five or so years when my spiritual journey took a dramatic U-turn (bad pun intended) from practical agnosticism to honest doubt to sincere belief that I have started to really appreciate them as they have been writing about the quest for God in the context of love, doubt and reason for over 35 years. 822 more words