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Can we “Identify as Catholic”?

August 23, 2021 David G. Bonagura, Jr. 16

“I identify as X” has replaced, in popular parlance, using an adjective to describe a person’s ethnic and sexual self-understanding. Witness, for example, how the New York Times’ reports on census and demographic data. Common […]

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Why did Jesus bother to be baptized?

January 11, 2020 Carl E. Olson 6

Readings: • Isa. 42:1-4, 6-7 • Psa. 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 • Acts 10:34-38 • Matt. 3:13-17 Growing up in a small Fundamentalist Bible chapel, I didn’t hear much about what baptism could or should […]