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“A Word about St. Paul,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

A few months ago, I was watching television and I flicked on a panel discussion about St.Paul and the New Testament. The panel consisted of biblical scholars mostly representing the more liberal Protestant denominations which often, I think, reject the historicity of the bible stories

“A Word on the Digital Age,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

For some time now, ever since the advent of television in the late 1940s, print as the primary mode of mass communication has experienced a severe decline in publicly. At one time there were many, many newspapers, expressing many different viewpoints including a Communist newspaper.

“A Word on the Sacraments,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

To the outside observer, the Sacraments, whether in the Roman Catholic Church or the Protestant Church, are something of an enigma. In the Catholic Church, there are seven Sacraments: 1. the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper; 2. Baptism; 3. Marriage; 4. Priestly Ordination; 5. Confirmation;

Podcast with Patsie McCandless

Patsie McCandless grew up on the Island of Conanicus in Jamestown, Rhode Island, where she taught sailing and took a ferry to high school. After graduating from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, she returned to the island, married, raised two children, and was a primary school

“Is the Word ‘Extremism’?” by Andrew Schatkin

In a previous essay, or, rather, blog, I critiqued n very interesting essay in the Jesuit journal America in the January 21, 2019 issue entitled, “To Support and Defend,” by former Governor Tom Kean of New Jersey. The article in its subheading says “The fight

“Heaven and the Heavens,” by Andrew Schatkin

I would like to talk about two ideas or concepts in the Christian thought and system of dogma. These are heaven and the heavens. The Apostles Creed professes that God is the creator of heaven and earth. The biblical language and the Nicene Creed’s use