“The state is making itself into a church”

“What will happen if the HHS regulations are not rescinded? A Catholic institution, so far as I can see right now, will have one of four choices: 1) secularize itself, breaking its connection to the church, her moral and social teachings and the oversight of its ministry by the local bishop. This is a form of theft. It means the church will not be permitted to have an institutional voice in public life. 2) Pay exorbitant annual fines to avoid paying for insurance policies that cover abortifacient drugs, artificial contraception and sterilization. This is not economically sustainable. 3) Sell the institution to a non-Catholic group or to a local government. 4) Close down.”

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Why I’m Catholic

But if there is no arbiter of Truth, there is no truth. Protestantism was built on protest. There is no central authority. As a result, there are 40,000 flavors of Protestantism, with wide-ranging dissent on wide-ranging theological questions.

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The war of the religions

Four religions wage war for supremacy of western civilization.

Each uses remarkably different tactics to gain converts and exert their control over society.

What is a religion? A religion is a system of beliefs and practices which embrace some sort of faith component. The four competing religions are…

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Dismiss the Catholic Church at your own risk

A guy sent me a Youtube link reporting on priest abuse.

I had posted an essay on the challenge of Catholic evangelization. The smug video was his response meant to say “conversation over.”

Catholic bashing is a blood sport amongst atheists, the political Left, media, academia, and Hollywood. Their attacks have grown increasingly uncharitable, doing tremendous damage to the Catholic “brand.”

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Marcus Tullius Cicero advises modern man

“There are six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is achieved by despoiling others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we don’t know how to accomplish it; Making important choices based on trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the…

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