Why Shouldn’t We Call Abortion “Murder”?

Introduction On April 12, 2018, FemCatholic posted an article titled “Why We Shouldn’t Call Women Who’ve Had Abortions ‘Murderers’.” It has numerous good points regarding rhetoric and strategy, and includes several key distinctions that need to be well thought out before use of the term “murder” is employed in the abortion debate. However, it also…

Soon We Celebrate X Mass!

Keeping the Christ in Xmas Have you ever wondered where the idea of the “Xmas” abbreviation comes from? Is it just the secular world trying to rid the culture of Christ? Maybe sometimes – but it might not be as nefarious as all that. As most Catholics are aware, “Christmas” itself is an abbreviation for…

Critical Notes on the NABRE’s Critical Notes

Introduction In an earlier post I made mention of some issues I have with the notes in the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) translation of the Bible but did not go into much detail. Although the translation is fairly good overall, its notes are problematic for traditional Christians. These notes unfortunately reflect modern critical theories…

Creedal Qualifications

The above screenshot is taken from the website of Providence Presbyterian Church: A Congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Notice that in order for this particular group to “affirm” the Nicene Creed, they must qualify the meaning of various terms and phrases. (The filioque notice just seems to set them off from Eastern Orthodoxy –…

Don’t Study Counterfeits?

Introduction I have heard it said with regard to studying cults and other religions, that it is better to simply know the real thing than study counterfeits. This idea is backed up with the allegation that bank employees don’t learn to spot fake bills by studying the counterfeits – instead, they study real bills until…