Good Intentions

What do you wish you could do more every day?

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, St. Paul admonishes, “Pray without ceasing.” This has also been translated as “Pray always.”

How difficult it is for so many of us, to spend even a few minutes each day in prayer, let alone pray throughout the day!

A verb.

As I type these words, we’re more than halfway through Lent 2023, and I know that I haven’t prayed near as much as I ought.

I must do better.

Catholic female scientists through the centuries

The following blog post comes from a presentation I gave recently for some wonderful women across Europe in a monthly zoom meeting, called “Catholic …

Catholic female scientists through the centuries

Kids are sick of Zoom too—so their teachers are getting creative – MIT Technology Review

Kids are sick of Zoom too—so their teachers are getting creative – MIT Technology Review
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I’ve Changed My Mind

“the practice of reading the early church fathers has a notorious track record for causing Protestants to convert to Catholicism, so much so that some Protestants discourage reading them altogether”

Three things happened on October 31st:
  • On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg, initiating the Protestant Reformation.
  • On October 31st, 2007, I was induced by a friend of a relative to “accept Christ,” thus marking the beginning of my eleven year journey into Evangelical Protestantism (you can read all about that story here)
  • And now, on October 31st 2018, that journey has reached its end. Today, I am announcing that I am returning to my original childhood faith, which is Catholicism.
All right, now that that’s out, I’m sure many of you reading this right now are surprised. If you met me anytime during the last eleven years, you would know me as someone with a knack for doing Christian apologetics, since I’ve written many articles, given many presentations, and even participated in three Christian-Muslim debates. You would…

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A Bygone Era

Celine Lockie and I collaborated to evoke the feel of post-Flapper style.

“Summer in the city”

Summer in the city

“A bygone era”

“In the park”

“At the resort”

“In the garden”

“Vintage Hollywood”

Timeless elegance

Apple has released Time Capsule and AirPort updates for KRACK vulnerabilities

“All users with AirPort Base Stations or Time Capsules should download and install these as soon as possible”

The Eclectic Light Company

Apple has today released firmware updates for Time Capsules and AirPort Base Stations which address the vulnerabilities known as KRACK.

Firmware update 7.6.9 is available for AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsules with 802.11n; 7.7.9 is for AirPort Extreme and Time Capsules with 802.11ac.

All users with AirPort Base Stations or Time Capsules should download and install these as soon as possible, using AirPort Utility for macOS or iOS. If you cannot obtain the update, check that you are running the current version of the utility. The macOS version is installed with macOS updates, but for iOS it is available in the iOS App Store.

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Mary Did Know, Yes, She Totally Knew

“Yes, Mary knew, and we should love her even more because she did.”

Amazing Nearness

It’s almost that time of year again, when Protestants roll out the statues of saints (nativity scenes) and sing about Mary. Well, actually just one song about Mary. The ever-popular Mary, Did You Know.   So let’s just clear things up right now so no one can claim ignorance; Mary, Did You Know is heretical nonsense. Seriously, stop singing it and pray for the poor soul who wrote it.

Apparently, some explanation is warranted as I can already hear the music being cued up in every Baptist church in town. Yes, dear friends, it is heretical for both Bible-Only Christians (most Protestants) as well as, and especially, faithful Catholics.

Sola Scriptura Christians are fairly quick to demand chapter and verse support for every Catholic teaching (yes, they do exist, all of them in fact). The Bible they claim is the only authority and source of truth, overlooking of course that…

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Calgary Herald discredits itself by publishing absurd claims not based in fact

And people still wonder why the mainstream media is so untrustworthy?

informed albertans

Calgary Herald discredits itself02

I can’t decide whether the media is just lazy in their failure to do proper research or whether they are deliberately deceptive in how they are framing Bill 24.

Either way, they discredit themselves and should be ashamed by their blatant disregard for providing accurate information to the public.

Here is an excerpt from a Calgary Herald article called “Stumble on GSAs could come back to haunt Kenney” (originally titled “Misrepresenation (sic) of GSAs muddies debate, traps UCP”), followed by the personal message I sent to its author Mr. Rob Breakenridge and the Calgary Herald Managing Editor.

There was one UCP amendment voted down last week. Yet that motion merely proposed addressing a bizarre conspiratorial hypothetical about GSAs potentially teaching sex ed curriculum and then doing so without parents’ awareness.

Even Kenney himself suggested GSAs are teaching curriculum and even raised the prospect of five-year-olds being…

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