Category Archives: Western Rite

St. Ann’s in Tubac, AZ and San Xavier Del Bac in Tucson, AZ

I was trying to send a Catholic deacon I know pictures from the web of St. Ann’s in Tubac, AZ but something screwy went on with the sending via e-mail so I’m going to try to post pictures from the … Continue reading

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The worst argument for women’s ordination I’ve ever seen

I’ve seen some very bad radical egalitarian arguments for women’s ordination but this one from Ben Witherington III, who apparently did his own doctoral thesis on the New Testament on the topic of women in ministry in the church, probably, … Continue reading

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Are Anabaptists orthodox?

I use the term Anabaptist here to refer to someone who deliberately denies baptism to infants. Although technically, the term means “no baptist” and a better term would be credobaptist. I reject the term credobaptist to refer to such people … Continue reading

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Met. Kallistos Ware on the Ordination of Women in the Orthodox Church

“Man, Woman and the Priesthood of Christ”, Women and the Priesthood, 5-53. It is a common theme of Met. Kallistos Ware to caution hastiness in the Church on a variety of different issues. He cites Isaiah 28:16 which reads “He … Continue reading

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At what point did the reformers cease being Catholic?

At what point did Luther’s teachings transgress the bounds of ‘Catholic’ orthodoxy? This question, which fascinated some older scholars, rests on an assumption unacceptable to modern historians: namely, that there exists an eternal standard of ‘Catholic’ truth independent of name … Continue reading

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I’ve Had it With Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick

“Fr.” in this context is an abbreviation for a certain word that I dare not say for it upsets some people. First off, don’t become his apologist. If he truly is in support of something that which has a strong … Continue reading

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The Necessity of the Seven Sacraments

In Catholic theology and Eastern Orthodox theology I believe too, the sacraments show God participating in our lives and with us at the liturgy. It is God, breathing life into his Church–his bride. I come from a background that challenges … Continue reading

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