Category Archives: Religion

Rendering onto Caesar

Or why churches should pay taxes. In most countries that I am familiar with, charities, not-for-profit and churches can get a tax exemption status. This is widely known and generally accepted throughout society. Increasingly, the atheists of the variety that … Continue reading

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Some commentary on Rerum Novarum

The other day I was by chance linked to Rerum Novarum, a 1890 encyclical by Pope Leo XIII on Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor. I’ve only read a few encyclicals and the ones I have are very densely … Continue reading

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Christianity & Contraception

One pledge I made for Lent is that I would attempt to write this defence of the Catholic teaching on contraception as well as an account of why I returned to Christ. The latter will hopefully be done by the end … Continue reading

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Don’t let your worries hold you back.

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The Correct Guide to Good Living

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism  by John Zmirak Regnery Pub, September 26th, 2016   I’ve only recently heard of John Zmirak and I believe it was this article that introduced him to me as well as being a review for the … Continue reading

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The Vast and Vacuous

There’s a much shared (and incredibly large) image file showing how earth compares to surrounding planets, the sun and then how our sun is dwarfed by other stars. I remember years ago a principal at a school I used to … Continue reading

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Believing in Anything

It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense. -G.K. Chesterton This quote is usually rendered as something like “When you cease to believe in God, you believe in anything” but this appears to be misquoted and … Continue reading

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