Saint Mother Teresa posed a provocative question: “… if a mother can kill her own unborn baby, what is left of Western civilization to save?” There’s no question that Western civilization is under attack. ‘Western Civ’ is a decreasingly required course in institutions of higher learning. And when it is taught, curriculum tends to focus…Read More
By Tom Quiner Have you noticed something odd about the Bible? It makes no reference to the existence of the ‘Bible’ … and yet it exists. I reference this oddity in light of a question from a Quiner’s Diner reader on the subject of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. His question: “Is there a scripture that talks about…Read More
“Have you ever actually seen someone die?”
This was the question posed by my good friend, Bob, who is 87 years old. He said he has never actually seen someone die.
I have…Read More
“Is there a scripture that talks about Mary having been saved from her sin before she was born?”
The quick answer is yes and no, the same answer we’d give if the question were:
“Is there a scripture that talks about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity?”
Yes and no. Although Catholicism and Protestantism are united in their belief in the Holy Trinity, sacred scripture doesn’t directly reference the term, just as it doesn’t directly reference the term “Immaculate Conception” in describing Mary…Read More
We’ve lost the ability to communicate.
The United States of America is no longer united by a single language. I’m not talking about English. I’m talking about the moral language…Read More
“As the emperor proceeded down the street, everyone exclaimed, “Goodness, the emperor’s new clothes are incredibly beautiful! The finest he’s ever worn! What a perfect fit!” No one wanted to admit that the emperor was naked, for that would make the person seem stupid or unfit for his or her job.
At last a small child said, “But he doesn’t have anything on!”Read More