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Archive for January 2012

Sextus is a no-no.

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It’s a rather controversial issue all around, but very much so inside the Roman Catholic Church: the celibacy of priests. I am by no means a scholar on the issue, nor do I want to be, and I wouldn’t normally be writing on this topic at all if not for a funny anecdote and recent highlights in the media about conversions. Read the rest of this entry »


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January 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

What flows in should also flow out

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These past few weeks have involved grueling travel, a visit with my brother, and dealing with illness at home. As I was travelling to Salt Lake City, I received an airplane crash-course about the Great Salt Lake and Mormonism from a criminal defense attorney. What I took from it—that what flows into it never flows out—reminds me of why I don’t ever want to be a stinking dead sea. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

“Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.”

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My boyfriend and I were candidly discussing a portion of the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5: 21-48.  I shared with him some of the ideas I learned behind these verses that I hadn’t previously known, or perhaps didn’t really think through beforehand. One such idea had to do with oaths (verses 33-37). According to these verses, it’s not only about not swearing before or to God, but not swearing by anything, because what you say should already be truthful, right? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

25 takes my breath away.

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January 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae

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January 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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