Thinking of New England

New England is on my mind. Maybe it’s because it is fall. Maybe because I am teaching about 17th century New England in my US history class, and remembering the places my ancestors founded like Plymouth, Boston, Lancaster, and Branford. So for supper tonight we had pumpkin, baked beans, brown bread, apples and cheese. I…

Luther’s Mariology

Beggars All notes that many Catholic apologists like to appeal to Martin Luther to support Catholic mariology. The Jesuit H. Grisar wasn’t so impressed by Luther’s “Magnificat,” saying, “there pulsates through the Magnificat an unbridled spirit of attack and of hate.”