Human Significance

Following my earlier post: Our Place in the Universe, here’s a thoughtful response from “And All These Things”: And All These Things: The Vastness of the Cosmos and The Place of Man "The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God" Catechism of the Catholic Church […]

The Christian Era

Essay by Gary Knapp, 1996. Reproduced from “NIV Classics Devotional Bible”. It clearly has several shortcomings* but I found it interesting and even inspiring in parts. It’s sort of a response to the recent debate in which Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens engaged in some joyous Catholic bashing. Introduction When Jesus Christ gathered his disciples […]

Michael Laws Endorses Labour?!

Michael Laws | Hone Harawira makes us want Helen back | Stuff.co.nz There can be no question Labour leader Phil Goff more accurately portrayed public sentiment than the prime minister – and then received an even greater fillip by being personally attacked by the hateful Harawira. Suddenly, the opposition leader was relevant again. And Winston […]

New NZ Blog: And All These Things

Here’s a great post on the topic du jour And All These Things: Genesis and Evolution The Church upholds a series of absolutes that Catholics are required to believe about creation: * Vatican I solemnly proclaimed that God created the universe, did so out of nothing and for His own glorification. * Pope Pius XII […]

Our Place in the Universe

The epochal work of Galileo Galilei still reverberates in the modern mind. It required an iconoclastic temperament to continue asserting his revolutionary ideas in the face of traditional understandings and ecclesial opposition. The Earth held pre-eminence in the cosmological model of the time. Geocentrism appeared self-evident; the Earth was the great Firmament fashioned directly by […]