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The Death Penalty Debate Continues…

September 24, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

Let’s not kill one another in print, virtual or otherwise, over the death penalty. That was a main point of my recent comments regarding the re-emerging debate on that topic.  We’ll see what happens as the debate […]

Analysis

Showing Mercy to Creation?

September 9, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

In his Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis suggests adding two “works of mercy” to the traditional lists of the seven Spiritual Works of Mercy […]

General

The Trending of the Pope

April 8, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) is getting mixed “reviews” in Catholic circles, if social media and other Internet activity is any indication. Officialdom is largely positive, as we would expect. […]

Essay

Should We Hope “That All Men Be Saved”?

January 19, 2015 Mark Brumley 0

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in a slightly different form in November 2013 as part of the CWR Symposium, “Vatican II, Salvation, and the Unsaved”. It is reprinted here on the occasion of the recent publication […]

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Life is Short …

December 12, 2013 Mark Brumley 0

A great example of the difference between a “worldly” worldview and a Christian worldview: going through my spam I came across a message that read: “Life is short. Have an affair.” What would Christian “messaging” […]