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Catholics and the Big Bang Theory

Catholics and the Big Bang Theory

The Church has an interesting view on Faith (religion) and Reason (science). The Church believes that Faith without Reason leads to superstition, and Reason without Faith leads to relativism. Both are inherently wrong.

True Story of the Knights Templar

True Story of the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar were not a perfect order, and I am certain that during the Crusades atrocities were committed. Where I often pause is this; any time the media or popular culture makes something Catholic out to be completely evil, it often is more nuanced.

St. John of Egypt - Father Figure of the Desert Fathers

St. John of Egypt - Father Figure of the Desert Fathers

St. John of Egypt became cloistered at the age of 25, and for the first decade of his life learned from a hermit. This hermit would teach St. John obedience and patience through often frustrating means, such as watering a stick every day for a year.

I can only imagine what St. John was thinking at the time. Especially when, after the year was up, the hermit just threw the stick away!

Saint Cuthbert

Saint Cuthbert

This phase in Saint Cuthbert’s life is not too different from where we are at now. He was able to use the solitude and created schedules for himself that helped him grow in holiness. We need to do the same thing during this time of isolation.

The Founding of Venice

The Founding of Venice

The Roman Empire was falling and barbarians were sweeping across modern day Italy. Villagers would hear the approaching raiders and flee into the channels and small islands that surrounded them. When the raiders would leave, they would try to reestablish their homes in the surrounding plains, only to be run into hiding again.