Tag: Christ

A Eucharistic Thanksgiving

Many people are unaware of the fact that the word Eucharist means Thanksgiving. Based on the ecclesiastical Greek eukharistia ‘thanksgiving,’ and coming from the Greek eukharistos ‘grateful,’ it is a combination of eu “well” and, kharizesthai “offer graciously.” Fundamentally then, to celebrate the Eucharist is to give thanks. Which is why it seemed so appropriate for us to begin our Thanksgiving celebration…

Do You Follow the Pope or Jesus?

— 1 — “Do you follow the pope or Jesus?” I was actually asked this question the other day. It came about in a rather indirect manner with a friend asking my mom what she thought my answer would be. Since I never had the chance to respond directly to the person who had asked the question, I would like to do…

Why I’m Catholic ~ Conversion

Part 3: Conversion (This is part three of a three part series. For part one click here.) Even though I was raised being told that we couldn’t be certain about a great many things, I was also raised to believe that truth was absolute. If that seems like somewhat of a contradiction – well, it seemed that way to me as well.…

Ayn Rand, C.S. Lewis, and Objectivism

So, I’ve been reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and have almost finished the book. It’s long. And wordy. And philosophically dense. And, I find that I have some pretty conflicting opinions about her philosophy. Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982) was born and educated in Russia, and moved to the United States…

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