Name Change

Yes, I changed the name again. I’ve done that a few times. I have thought about the title, “Advent Hope,” for four years … and wondered what I might do graphically. As you’ll see, I decided to go with an Adventist theme, a tagline from a Lutheran collect, and an illustration from a Catholic painting.…

Another Marian Dogma?

Inside the Vatican magazine and Thomas More College are sponsoring a forum on Mariology, addressing the question of whether the Catholic church should proclaim a fifth Marian dogma, namely, that she is Co-redemptrix and Mediatrix of all graces. Presently, the Church has proclaimed four dogmas regarding the Mother of Jesus: (1) her maternal role in…

Paganizing Christian History

“The Book of Kells” is an illuminated manuscript of the Gospels. It’s a thoroughly Christian book (it is the Gospels, after all!). But that doesn’t seem to matter to Tomm Moore, who made a fanciful cartoon last year, called The Secret of Kells. Moore has apparently ripped the book from its Christian reality and turned…

Thoughts on the Legionaries of Christ

In Catholic theology and spirituality of religious life, founders of religious orders have a unique charism (gift of the spirit) that the church is affirming when it establishes that order. But what happens when it is revealed that the founder was evil? That’s what the Catholic church is wrestling with now in the wake of…