This week is the one year anniversary of me and Anselm starting this blog (the exact anniversary will be on Sunday, June 29th to be exact). I have had much fun putting this blog together for you all and I hope you have been blessed by it as well. I again apologize for the infrequency with which I have been able to get to posting in the past several months; indeed, I fear that the days of daily postings (or even multiple postings daily) may be done while I am in college. That being said, I will continue to do my best!
In the meantime, I have put together a tremendous list of links to some of mine and Anselm's favorite and best posts of the past year. Please recall that in October, 2007 I accidentally deleted all of my pics for the blog, so the earliest posts may have no pictures with them.
The Convert/Cradle Dynamic: a look at the way Protestant converts and Traditionalist cradle Catholics view the Church differently.
Does the Church teach spontaneous Creation?: a look at some historic statements on evolution from the Magisterium and the saints.
Henry VIII divorce shocker: my unconventional historical conclusion that the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon was, in fact, invalid as Henry asserted. He's still a jerk, though.
Dispensible Disciplines: even though disciplines are not de fide doctrine, does that mean they are just dispensible?
"We agree on essentials": ever heard Protestants say this? Well it's not true!
Wife symbolizes God??: an analysis of the odd phrase in the CCC which states that in marriage the wife symbolizes God.
Are they really the same?: a critique of apologist Jim Blackburn's assertion that the TLM is not any better than the NO is assisting in growth in personal holiness.
Reflection on Tradition: some thoughts on how traditions form and become obsolete.
Oprah Winfrey is the Antichrist: Uh...this one explains itself.
Resurrection Appearances: a review of the traditional method of harmonizing all of the Resurrection appearances of Christ.
The incredible, vanishing Rerum Novarum: why do contemporary Magisterial documents on social justice neglect to reference Rerum Novarum?
Dictation: the Church does indeed teach divine dictation with regards to the inspiration of the Scriptures.
Did anything happen in 1054?: The Eastern Prthodox are in schism, but it didn't happen in 1054!
Excellence is not showing off: for people accused of being condescending or talking down to others just because you try to do something well.
Semantics of reform: the subtleties of what people mean when they say they want to "reform" the Church.
Historicity of Daniel: the book of Daniel was not written during the time of Antiochus Ephiphanes.
Hey,Constantine!: the first Christian emperor tells us about the true Faith.
I'm back from Columbus: NCYC and everything that goes with it.
Where is the ark of the covenant?: first post in the whole series.
Rome was no accident: the headship of the Church in the city of Rome is not due to historical accident, but was part of the divine plan.
Melancholy Christmas: why Christmas songs are sad.
Ten signs you have a bad Bible commentary: ten red lights to watch out for.
At the crossroads of ecumenism: a critique of Cardinal Dulles' stupid assertion that ecumenism ought to consist of sharing our feelings.
Ever heard of epiky?: revisting an old concept from Canon Law.
Protestant and Catholic lyrics: why even Protestant lyrics are better than sappy Haugen/Hass crap.
Evangelical power of the faith: just give people the Truth on its own terms and God will take care of the rest.
The term "extraordinary": it seems that the word means two different things when applied to Extraordinary Ministers and the Extraordinary Form.
"Jobs Americans won't do": they don't exist.
Pigs and evolution: discovery of supposedly extinct species.
Strongholds of traditionalism: where is traditional Catholicism making the greatest headway?
Is reincarnation real?:definitive proof that reincarnation is in fact true (okay, not really...).
When did smoking become a crime?: a stupidity of the anti-smoking lobby.
If you're gonna do it wrong, at least do it right: banality of modern vernacular lyrics contrasted with older English hymns.
"But they're Catholic, too": why that is not a reason to support illegal immigration.
Youth groups are Protestant: sad but true (usually).
Myth of the ignorant priests: were Catholic priests in the past ignorant? Even a Protestant Englishman from the 18th century says no.
Rails not just for TLM: they work great in the Novus Ordo, too!
No alliance with Muslims: do various monotheistic religions of the world need to "unite" to fight off the greater threat of relatavism? No way!
Question on custom: when, canonically, is a custom established and what binding force does it have?
Historicity of the Flood: the anthropological universality of the flood.
Dissecting "We are Church": why I protest the use of that loaded phrase.
Trajectory argument: why the argument "we should just be happy that we're moving in the right direction" is not a good one.
Homosexuality and media culture: Batman and Robin are placed under homo-suspicion.
Should Mother Teresa be canonized?: a serious look at some of the reasons why Mother Teresa ought not to become a saint.
Is carbon dating accurate?: amuzing pics of fossilized fingers and cowboy boots and a critique of the carbon dating system.
Cult of sensitivity: people are too sensitive! Suck it up and take it like a man!
Blame it on the ignorant laity: a refutation to the charge that the laity in the pre-Vatican II period were ignorant and poorly catechized.
Position clarification: where the writers of this blog stand on the Novus Ordo Mass.
Orthodoxy is not enough: contesting the idea that good orthodoxy consists in not actively believing any heresy.
Who do so many Catholics believe in penal substitution?: how Protestant soteriology has influenced Catholic thinking on justification.
Well, is their one rite or two?: comparing Benedict's assertion of two forms of one rite with Paul VI's declaration that the Novus Ordo is a "new rite."
Hope in Latin America?: why the Church in Latin America is a joke.