Angelo Stagnaro

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How to Celebrate the Transitus of St. Francis

“Be praised, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your most holy will. The second death can do no harm to them.” —St....

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The Obvious Problems with Moral Relativism

Everything I have said and done is these last years is relativism, by intuition. From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for...

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3 Homosexual Myths and How to Respond to Them

The Old Testament is Old for a Reason Many homosexual activists have argued that because many Old Testament moral laws have been cast aside, such as the injunction against eating pork, circumcising male babies or keeping heads perpetually...

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Abortion is Wrong, Whether You Believe in God or Not

The logic behind the Catholic Church being anti-abortion is very straightforward. We have two options in life: We can be selfish and narcissistic, or We can be altruistic. The third option of being “sometimes selfish and sometimes...

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St. Lawrence Laughed in the Face of Death

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Q: Do you know the three things God doesn’t know? A: (1) What a Jesuit is doing, (2) what a Dominican is thinking and (3) how many Catholic religious communities there are for women in the world. You probably...

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Do You Want to Be Better? Make Friends With a True Gentleman

“Lord of the Universe, I want to propose a deal. We have many sins. You have much forgiveness. Let us exchange our sins for your forgiveness. And if you should say that this is not a fair exchange, then my reply is: If we had no sins, what would...

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The Jesuit Master of 100 Arts

Blessed as the Church is, with hundreds of millions of highly intelligent men and women over the course of the last two millennia, it’s admittedly difficult to keep track of them all. Among the greatest contributors to modern science, Catholic...

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Machines Don’t Have Souls

The history of science is full of failed theories designed to reduce our humanity to our biological and mechanical functions. In the third century before Christ, Greek engineers created automata powered by hydraulics. This led to the idea that...

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Infanticide is Not a Human Right

It can never be successfully argued that it’s the right of a human being to kill an innocent human being. If such were the situation, then the person who made such a claim would have to expect to randomly meet a similar fate at the hands of...

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What You Need to Know About St. Benedict and His Medal

Most people, Catholics included, don't realize how indebted the Church, Europe and the world are to St. Benedict of Nursia. The very presence of his monks in their monasteries became a stabilizing, civilizing factor no matter where they planted...