Theology

What is the nature of time? Three views have been proposed: Presentism holds that only the present is real (so the past and future are not) The growing block theory holds that the past and the present are real (but the future is not) Eternalism holds that the past, the present, and the future are […]

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The fact that we live in time and God lives in eternity leads to all kinds of questions. For example: If God is eternal and outside of time, does he create all of history all at once? Does the fact that what is true in time changes mean that God’s knowledge changes? How can God […]

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Would Jesus have been the all-time, all-history MVP if he played basketball? Did he have to learn his craft of carpentry? Did he have to learn table manners? There are all kinds of questions one can ask about the way Jesus’ divine and human natures related in his earthly life, and we can’t know the […]

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The vast majority of Christians recognize the possibility of losing one’s salvation. This is clearly taught in multiple Bible passages. However, in the 1500s, John Calvin proposed a teaching now known as eternal security. Today this teaching takes two forms. The first version was proposed by Calvin himself. It holds that, although there are actions […]

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Scripture repeatedly affirms the truthfulness of God. As early as the book of Numbers, we read: God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it? (Num. 23:19). The […]

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Cardinal Gerhard Muller has made public comments on Pope Francis’s document Amoris Laetitiae and the controversy surrounding it. Here are 12 things to know and share . . .   1) What is Amoris Laetitiae? It’s a document issued by Pope Francis in April of 2016. It deals with marriage and how the Church can […]

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This week at St. Anonymous the Ambiguous, there was a priest I hadn’t seen before. He was a younger priest who struck me as sincere, earnest, and orthodox, so I was favorably disposed to him. I was also grateful that he wasn’t the emotionally insecure, narcissistic priest who sometimes fills in and makes himself the […]

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I’ve read the Catechism before, but that doesn’t stop things from leaping out at me when I’m going through it. Today something leapt out that deals with the problem of evil, even though it wasn’t in the section on the problem of evil. It deals with the question of why God allowed original sin to […]

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So I decided to celebrate my recent birthday by making a low-carb pizza and by launching a line of ebooks. The new ebooks are designed to be read quickly, in just a few minutes, and the first one is already up on Amazon. It’s called Justification by Faith and Works? What the Catholic Church Really Teaches. […]

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Pope Francis recently made some remarks regarding invalid marriages, and I’ve received a large number of requests for comment, so here goes . . .   1) When did Pope Francis make his remarks? During a Q & A session on Thursday, June 16. He was answering questions at the opening ceremony for a diocesan […]

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