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    • English Aleteia Has a Facelift September 2, 2015
      Wow! Go here to see the beautiful re-design of the Aleteia website. Aleteia is a growing international Catholic website. It combines news, comment and Catholic insights on the news from around the world. I’m honored to be one of their regular contributors and look forward to working with my former colleague from Patheos–Elizabeth Scalia–as she [Read More...]
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    • Abortion and Invincible Ignorance September 2, 2015
      In Catholic theology “invincible ignorance” is simply the lack of knowledge about the faith for which a person is not held responsible. So, for example, primitive people who have never heard the gospel, infant who have yet to learn,  and people who because of mental illness or disability cannot learn the faith. The term has [Read More...]
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    • Film Noir… et Blanc: Morality at the Movies: August 28, 2015
      My article this week at Imaginative Conservative is a discussion of morality in movies–using two examples of film noir to show how good and evil can be treated in filmic storytelling. The smart thing about film noir is that we identify with an ordinary good character who is drawn into evil. We are thrilled as we share his [Read More...]
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    • Hell. Will Lots of People Go There? August 28, 2015
      Yesterday’s post on universalism deserves a follow up. If there is such a place as hell, and we are assured by the gospel and by common sense that there is, who will go there and why? Does God send people to suffer for all eternity in hell? Why would he do that if he is [Read More...]
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    • Universalism: Christianity’s Killer August 27, 2015
      “Catholic” means “universal” but “Catholicism” does not mean “Universalism”. Universalism is the false doctrine that everybody will be saved. This is a sentimental belief held by people who are so cushioned from the realities of life that they don’t know anybody who deserves hell and they think God is just as nice and polite as [Read More...]
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