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Religion: a crutch?

24th Friday in Ordinary Time
Deacon Robert Banet

Yo Scottie! Haven’t seen you in a while. What’s up?

Oh, I’ve been to the university. I’m a full-fledged neuro-scientist.

Then we’ll see you in church again?

Fraid not. I don’t believe in that stuff any more. I’ve found that religion is a crutch. Something a smart guy thought up.

What? Continue reading Religion: a crutch?

Begotten, not made

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

Charlie, you look puzzled. What’s up?

I’ve been looking over the prayers of the Mass. You know, trying to get past merely mumbling them without understanding.

Good idea. What’s the problem?

It’s in the Nicene Creed, where it talks about the eternal Son of God.

Yes. Go on.

It says “begotten, not made.” What does that mean? Continue reading Begotten, not made

Jesus has two natures – divine and human

You Catholics!

What is it, Oscar? I thought we settled the question of Mary being the mother of God.

Well, yes but I still can’t agree with about who Jesus was.

That’s a tough question. The early Church fought many battles over that.

What do you mean?
Continue reading Jesus has two natures – divine and human