Angelo Stagnaro

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The Lord of the Flies and the Lord of All

Rutger Bregman’s excellent article The Real Lord of the Flies: What Happened When Six Boys Were Shipwrecked for 15 Months was published in London’s The Guardian a few days ago. The article explored the real-life case of a group of schoolboys who...

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Fear Not and Trust in the Lord

While reporting from Afghanistan in 1897, Winston Churchill wrote, “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” This new coronavirus pandemic isn’t the world’s first plague and it absolutely will not be the last. Yes,...

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10 Times Jesus Used God’s Name for Himself

God said, ‘I AM Who I AM. You must tell them: The One Who is called I AM has sent me to you.’ (Exodus 3:14) After God commissions Moses to speak to the Pharaoh in order to set his people free, Moses asks God for his Name and God replies with the...

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Child Sacrifice is an Ancient and Shameful Tradition

“Do not hand over any of your children to be used in the worship of the god Molech, because that would bring disgrace on the name of God, the Lord” (Leviticus 18:21) Moloch (AKA Molocha, Molech, Malcam, Milcom) was an ancient Canaanite deity...

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Seeking Happiness At All Costs Will Cost You Everything

“All men have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. All men are now undeservedly justified by the gift of God, through the redemption wrought in Christ Jesus. Through His blood, God made Him the means of expiation for all who believe. He...

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Mayor De Blasio, Coronavirus and Anti-Christian Hostility

There’s been an alarming increase in anti-Christian rhetoric by pundits trying to make hay while the world suffers because of the new coronavirus. In a recent New York Times opinion piece (“The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science is Crippling...

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Learn How (and Why) to Make a Spiritual Communion

Those who laud scientific advancement as the sine qua non of human civilization should take note of how easily the most industrial and scientifically advanced nations in the history of humanity were brought to a halt by a tiny virus. Our advanced...

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Coronavirus and Gratitude to God

What in God’s name are we to be thankful for in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic? It turns out, a great deal. Are you alive and enjoying this particularly enlightening article? Thank God! If not, you’d be standing before him...

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Abortion is an Anti-Sacrament

It’s often said by abortion supporters that if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament to them. This is odd accusation in the extreme considering the fact that promoters of abortion have, for many decades, treated abortion to be...

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It’s the Solemnity of the Annunciation, So Here's a Waffle Recipe

It doesn’t take a great deal to convince me to indulge in anything sweet. In fact, I learned a long time ago that for the sake of the welfare of all around me, it’s best that I don't give up chocolate, cake or sugar for Lent. Life is too short...