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Faith and Reason: Friend or Foe?–by Cameron Daly

Think religion and faith are necessarily opposed to reason? Pope Pius IX would have begged to differ…. Qui Pluribus (Piux IX, 1846): • “… what is more, they boldly prate it [faith] is repugnant to human reason. Certainly, nothing more … Continue reading

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For Those Mourning the Deaths of Loved Ones

I know a number of people who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Please take a moment to watch this clip I took of the movie “The Encounter: Paradise Lost,” where Jesus is talking to a man whose … Continue reading

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What We Should Be Doing Anyway: St. Paul on Justification, Part 6—by Cameron Daly

So, what is it that “we should be doing anyway,” as I put it? Well, a major part of what we should do is avoid doing evil deeds. What is it that God warns us against, to help us avoid … Continue reading

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The Gospels as They Pertain to St. Paul’s Doctrine: St. Paul on Justification, Part 4—by Cameron Daly

As noted in the last post of this series, I will here be discussing how doing good works is shown to be necessary by the Gospel accounts. Matthew/Luke According to St. Paul, “no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except … Continue reading

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Outside Contribution to St. Paul’s Doctrine: St. Paul on Justification, Part 3—by Cameron Daly

As I mentioned in the last post, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding St. Paul’s doctrine of justification. Perhaps St. Peter was referring to this when he identified an issue with Paul’s letters: “In [Paul’s letters] there are … Continue reading

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Justification vs. Faith and Works: St. Paul on Justification, Part 2—by Cameron Daly

There has been much controversy over the years concerning St. Paul’s doctrine of how justification applies to faith and works. In this post, we will take a look at what St. Paul himself actually said about it, and will briefly … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Loaves and Fishes: Implications on our Understanding of the Eucharist, the Faith and the Faithful—college paper by Cameron Daly

Happy Feast of Corpus Christi! On this thirteenth anniversary of my first receiving the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ (though perhaps the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua would me a more accurate date by a calendar), … Continue reading

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“The Many Facets of Faith”–Reflection for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Sunday May 17, 2015

by Cameron Daly This reflection was taken from the Sunday Mass Readings of May 17, 2015–the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/051715-ascension.cfm “These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they … Continue reading

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“Follow the Leader”–Reflection for the Sunday Mass Readings of Mar. 22, 2015

by Cameron Daly This reflection was taken from the Sunday Mass Readings of Mar. 22, 2015: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032215-fifth-sunday-lent.cfm In the game “follow the leader,” the idea is to imitate exactly–or at least, to the best of one’s ability–the actions of the … Continue reading

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“American Idol(atry)”–Reflection for the Sunday Mass Readings of Mar. 8, 2015

by Cameron Daly This reflection was taken from the Sunday Mass Readings of Mar. 8, 2015: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030815-third-sunday-lent.cfm When I read about the golden calf incident in Exodus 32, I kind of have to wonder what was going through the Israelites’ … Continue reading

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