Text & Talk – July 3rd, 2021

Bishops’ Dilemma

  This note is about what might seem to be a Catholic problem.  In fact it is everyman’s problem, for it involves deep questions about the natural law and human agency and integrity.        For the first one hundred fifty years of our national existence the chances that a Roman Catholic might win the presidency was not really a question.  And there was this: should such an unlikely event occur, the moral formation of such a person would not have been markedly unlike the moral formation of his Protestant neighbors.  Presbyterians and Baptists were just as morally firm, some would say rigid, as Catholics until the artificial birth control issue came up with Margaret Sanger’s campaigns of the ...
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Called, Chosen

Called, Chosen Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Never too Late

“These last ones worked only one hour,
and you have made them equal to us,
who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’
He said to one of them in reply,
‘My friend, I am not cheating you.
Did you not agree with me ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Forgive Anyhow

I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers
until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

John Henry Newman and the Battle Between Truth and Liberalism

Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund, M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D. Saturday, September 12th, 2020, Noon, Central Time, via the Internet exclusively on Zoom Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund is Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program and Professor of Philosophy, Theology ...
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A Four-Part Series by Dr James Patrick

There is one thing that is infinitely more absurd and unpractical than burning a man for his philosophy. This is the habit of saying that his philosophy does not matter, and this is done universally in the twentieth century. ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Essays

Understanding with the Heart

There are seed that fall in good soil, who produce good fruit, yielding one hundred-fold, sixty, or thirty.  These are those who hear the word and understand it.                                                                 Matthew 13:23 The parable of the sower is somewhat unusual because Jesus ...
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Belief and Witness

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things ...
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Newness

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him in death
so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the ...
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