Religion and Politics

Catholic Nuns Support the President, not the Bishops

They explain in their brief: Amici curiae represent the leadership of Catholic women’s religious orders from across the United States. Amici and the orders


More on Angry Jesus (Mark 1.41)

First, I tend to go with the minority reading, due to the smoothing which is often found in scribal errors.


How I’m Almost Persuaded by Michael Bird on Progressive Reformed Justification

I had meant to include this in my reflection yesterday, but I forgot it. Anyway, this past semester, for a


Forty Days In Scripture – Forty Days Until Something #lent

Lent is based upon the forty days of ‘x’ found in Scripture. It is not just the forty days spent

Polycarp of Smyrna

The Feast Day of the Blessed Martyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

Today, 23 February, several communions celebrate the death of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna on the date that Tradition has delivered


Lenten Lament for the Worker and the Weak #Lent

Lent is supposed to be a time for lament. Lament doesn’t generally occur when you are victorious, does it? Oh,