Patristic Poems

Well, this is rather lovely! Today I came across a website by Billy Kangas which includes poems by Deacon Nate Harburg concerning the Early Church Fathers.  Each father gets a separate poem. For example, this is the one he wrote for St. Ignatius of Antioch:

Brought to Rome’s arena, he was all bound up in fetters,
On the way he zealously preached Christ in seven letters,
Known for calling Euch’rist medicine for immortality,
He became “pure bread of Christ” for lions, his fatality!

If you’d like to read the rest, please just click on the image below:

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Matt Fradd vs. Santa

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I’ve listened to Pints With Aquinas since about the beginning of 2017. It was part of my initiative to finally stop being afraid of St. Thomas Aquinas and his magnum opus, the Summa. This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I was listening to the latest episode of the podcast. Oh boy… This week Matt tackled so many topics which are sure to irritate many!

Should I lie to my kids about Santa Claus? 

Would it have been allowable to lie to the Nazis?

Should we be allowed to take Communion in the hand?

Is swearing okay?

How does Matt (and St. Thomas) answer these questions? Click here to find out. For what it’s worth, I don’t necessarily agree 100% with all the points made here, but that’s another post for another time…

After finishing the episode, I did tweet Matt, pointing out that he missed an obvious fund-raising gimmick with this episode…

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Matt recently quit his job and will be devoting himself to the podcast full-time. If you’re an awesome person and want to prove it, you could even donate a few dollars each month to the apostolate via Patreon.

Take a look at this clump of cells!

This is Benson, born premature at 22 weeks — before the age of viability. Doctors never expected him to live, and they generally do not save babies this small, but they made an exception…

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Click on the image to launch the video

When St. Luke is played by Jesus…

Jim Caviezel is back! This time, however, he’s not playing Jesus, but St. Luke! The movie is Paul, Apostle of Christ and it chronicles the final stage of St. Paul’s life when he is in prison in Rome awaiting execution…

If you’d like to watch a featurette on the making of this movie, it’s available here.

The Trolley Problem

There’s been a lot of talk on Social Media about “The Trolley Problem”, as though this somehow defeats the pro-life position. Here is a great response from Catholic Answers:

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Thy Geekdom Come

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a colossal Geek. So, given that, you can imagine how excited I was to find this online Catholic store, Thy Geekdom Come:

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If you want to also check out their Patreon Page.

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