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The Parable of the Perfect Father

September 15, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 • Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 • 1 Tim 1:12-17 • Lk 15:1-32 The parable of the prodigal son is well known, arguably the most famous of Jesus’ parables. Yet, […]

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Humility, Wisdom, and Moral Realism

August 31, 2019 Carl E. Olson 4

Readings: • Sir. 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 • Psa. 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 • Heb. 12:18-19, 22-24a • Lk. 14:1, 7-14 “Humility,” the Evangelical theologian James Houston once wrote, “is moral realism.” That simple definition stuck with […]

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Disbelief in the Real Presence is not new

August 15, 2019 Russell Shaw 15

Back in 1995 the American theologian Germain Grisez and I published an article noting with dismay poll data showing that a very large number of self-identified Catholics in the United States believed that Christ’s presence […]