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The Essential Augustine

September 22, 2022 Dr. R. Jared Staudt 7

On the 28th of August, we celebrated the feast day of the great St. Augustine, the anniversary of the day he died in the year 430 A.D. His name providentially points to his august status […]

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Fireworks for Saint Augustine

August 27, 2022 Dawn Beutner 9

There are many reasons to celebrate the feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo on August 28. One obvious reason is that Augustine (354-430) was the bishop of Hippo (now Annaba, Algeria) during a tumultuous time […]

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The Trinity: A Mystery for Eternity

June 11, 2022 Carl E. Olson 2

Readings: • Prov 8:22-31 • Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 • Rom 5:1-5 • Jn 16:12-15 The apologist and novelist Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) dryly noted, in an essay titled “The Dogma is the Drama,” that for […]

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Sex in the Garden

August 26, 2020 Dr. Jared Ortiz 20

Augustine’s views on sex have generally fallen on hard times. They are (supposedly) too rigid, too full of guilt, too pro-natal, too dismissive of pleasure, and generally understood to be the source of most of […]