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Entries by Rev. James Martin, S.J. from 07/2010

A Fear-Based Church?: Why So Many Catholics Are Afraid to Speak Out

| Posted 07.09.2010 | Religion

Today in the Catholic Church almost any disagreement to almost any degree with almost any church leader on almost any topic is seen as dissent.

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships: The Death of Capt. Phil Harris

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Religion

Unlike other reality shows, which gin up situations to create fake tension, Deadliest Catch has found real pathos, beyond what any "reality show" could fake.

Kabina's Cry: Why Building a House on Rock Doesn't Mean Rain Won't Fall

| Posted 07.26.2010 | Religion

If you act on Jesus's words, you'll be like the fellow who builds on rock. Your life will be steady, unshaken, permanent. But notice that Jesus does not say that you won't encounter any storms in your life.

The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola: What Can It Teach Us About God?

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Religion

Religion enables people to encounter God in profound ways in their lives. Ignatius recognized that God could not be confined within the walls of the church. God was larger than the church.