Mind, you, sometimes as a priest, there are some people that I think would really find it helpful and useful to have that happen to them. And, no, no, no, I do not believe in this type of penance. But, just sometimes there are people who could stand to be wrapped in chains like Marley […]
I should have known better than to try to start a serious blogging series heading right into Christmas. Somehow, I either forgot, or my memory blessedly blocked out, how busy a pastor gets right before one of the two major holidays. Meantime, here is another cartoon for you to think about. In passing, for those […]
In an effort to improve the conversation, I have just added a new comments feature called IntenseDebate. I saw it on Sarx’s blog. You can either post the old way, or you can sign in using your OpenId. You can also now reply to individual comments rather than having to reply to the post as […]
There are three Scriptures that I would consider important to the ongoing debate over infallibility. Ephesians 2:19-22 – “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,Â having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the […]
My kudos to iMonk for a lead to this fine bit of humor. I am nearly done with the Christmas bulletin, so I should soon be able to get back to more serious blogging, although who knows. The song author’s blog post containing this song is found here.
Well, another quick one from the road. On a recent post, the following interesting statement was made, “Their thoughts, excuses, rationales, theological bull******** [Ed. note – yes I censored the word, not the original author] – I canâ€™t share the grace of a saintâ€™s life, why should I bear the guilt of some dead sinners?” […]
Hey all, Sorry but I am still traveling. This is for you Martin Luther fans. Enjoy!
You will say to me, “Infallible and imperfect, you have to be kidding!” Is it not a contradiction to say that the Church is imperfect and infallible? Well, not necessarily, but, let’s back up a minute an approach the subject fromÂ different direction. I will argue that all of Christianity is actually aware that something […]
I have to travel unexpectedly today, so for those of you waiting for the follow-up post on the Church, I leave you with the following. I am quite well aware that not all traditions are equal. In fact, so were the Early Church Fathers. St. Cyprian said: “Custom is often only the antiquity of error.” […]
No, as I pointed out in my previous post, the neither Jesus nor the Apostles claimed the Church was already perfect. In fact, they were overwhelmingly aware of her lack of perfection. But, if you would permit me to use two theological terms, I think they would see the Church as indefectible and infallible. While […]