Tag: forgiveness

Scandala

No, the title's not a typo. It's Latin. "Scandal" comes from "scandalum". It's means "stumbling block", "temptation", or "trap". With all the talk of priestly impropriety and pro-choice Catholics, it's easy to miss more ordinary forms of scandal. Each one of us can be a stumbling block to someone else's faith. Non-Catholics, and non-Christians in …

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Point of View

There's an interesting post on The Dawn Patrol about counterproductive evangelization. Specifically, several Catholics clumsily tried to convert her from Protestantism. I understand the reasoning, but the approach left a lot to be desired. I have a news flash for self-righteous catechism thumpers. Protestants aren't the spawn of Satan. Nor are they doomed to Hell. …

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Convicted

The Curt Jester has posted an excellent entry about the perils of Christian punditry. At the end there’s a useful examination of conscience for pundits. For me, this is another reminder that I need to be more gentle and forgiving in my criticisms. “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are …

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United We Stand

Divided we fall. John Paul has pointed out something that I should keep in mind when I'm trying to protect the Church from heterodoxy. Pope wants bishops to heal divisions in Church "Pope John Paul II has told a number of bishops of the US that one of the most important tasks of a bishop …

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