28 09, 2019

Science and Religion Part 1: Epistemology

By |2019-09-28T08:01:20+00:00September 28th, 2019|Theology|

Epistemology is the study of how a knower can know things.  It is a study of both the learner (the subject) and the learned topic (the object.) Epistemology is both subjective and objective.  Science, on the other hand, is simply concerned with the learned topic, or the object, and hence we say that the goal of science is to be purely objective via data presented.  Scientia is Latin for "knowledge."  Science is the mind's conformity to reality, not to an agenda.  This also presupposes that the mind, via the five senses, can actually grasp objective truth.  Properly speaking, there is no room for a political agenda or even relativism in true [...]

22 09, 2019

What is the Primacy of Conscience?

By |2019-09-27T11:25:32+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Theology|

Jesus Christ can forgive, through His priests, the most serious mortal sins through baptism and confession. As most readers know, mortal sins (sins that lead to hell) are mortal if they are 1) grave material and 2) done with full-knowledge and 3) executed with full consent of the will.  In a recent blog post, I reminded readers of 15 Mortal Sins that most Catholics don't know are grave matter. In today's article, I will try to unmask how Satan tricks amateur theologians on the other two criteria of mortal sin (full knowledge and full consent of the will.)  For lack of more politically-correct terms, I have tried to identify the tricks [...]

19 09, 2019

GladTrad 10.2: Restoration After Trafficking

By |2019-09-13T21:08:54+00:00September 19th, 2019|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

This podcast is about how trafficking happens in the United States. We discuss child neglect, cell phones, run-aways, trauma and earning trust. Grace is the foundress of "Children of the Immaculate Heart" and we discuss her vision for recovery of girls who have been trafficked in her California based-home called "The Refuge," seen in pictures below on the blog.  Again, the National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-3737-888.

14 09, 2019

The Cross vs. Emotional Fulfillment in Marriage

By |2019-09-16T00:18:27+00:00September 14th, 2019|Theology|

By Fr. David Nix and Leila Miller As I have said in many sermons and blog posts, Catholics that use contraception have the same divorce rate as the rest of the United States—roughly 50%. Catholics who refrain from contraception have a divorce rate that is only 3%, even when all studies are averaged. But what about those 3% of Catholics who get a divorce while avoiding contraception? Crisis Magazine did a study about 15 years ago to ask why young Catholics who avoid contraception were getting divorces.  The answer was one:  They did not expect to suffer much in marriage. This blog post is written by my friend and author, [...]

12 09, 2019

GladTrad 10.1: Child Trafficking in the United States

By |2019-09-10T23:18:21+00:00September 12th, 2019|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

On today’s podcast, Grace Williams, President of "Children of the Immaculate Heart" discusses what attracted her to the growing mission of rescue and recovery for the child victims of sex-slavery.  The above featured image is a bedroom for formerly trafficked teens in CIH's home, "The Refuge." The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-3737-888.

2 09, 2019

Real Men of the Church Take Ownership

By |2019-09-03T02:31:02+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Theology|

Real men take ownership. Cowards blame each other. In the below video, Navy Seal Jocko Willink describes a fire-fight in Iraq that went bad into a situation of deadly friendly-fire. At minute 8, Willink asks: "Who’s fault was this?” One Seal stood up and explained the deadly situation, adding: “…And it was my fault.” But then the next Navy Seal stands up and says: “It was my fault…” The next Navy Seal stands up and says: “No, it was my fault, because…” Again, watch time stamp 8:00 to 9:00: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljqra3BcqWM Contrast this to the below video from the 1960s where a young Irish priest asks an older Irish priest why [...]

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