Tag Archives: apostasy

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Avarice and Poverty

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: “Do not say that you are interested in money for the sake of the poor, for two mites were sufficient to purchase the kingdom of heaven (cf. Luke 21:2).” […] “The pretext of almsgiving is the start of avarice, and the finish is detestation of […]

Reflections on a Homosexual Bible Study (Part III)

Read Part I of "Reflections on a Homosexual Bible Study" Read Part II of "Reflections on a Homosexual Bible Study" Finally, verses from the Old Testament were featured. First we studied the story of Lot and the men of Sodom in Genesis. The two angels reached Sodom in the evening, as Lot was sitting at […]

Gutsy? Yes. Admirable? I Don’t Think So.

I understand why those rightly decrying the evils of radical Islam would find the Apostates of Islam satisfying to see. However, there are peaceful Muslims in this world, and I don’t think this site is particularly respectful to them. How would we like to see a website called Apostates of Christianity? (Fedora Tip: Mark Shea)

Art and the “Jesus Event”

“An artwork that shows Star Wars characters nailed to crosses has sparked controversy before its public debut at a Melbourne gallery in two weeks. The Herald-Sun reports that the controversial piece called Crusci-fiction consists of a roomful of 25 replicas of robot C3P0 hanging on crosses.” At first I didn’t react very strongly to this […]

Proper Devotion to the Mother of God

As we recently celebrated the Assumption and the Queenship of Mary, I figured it would be a prime time to discuss proper devotion to the Mother of God.