Browsing the 2020 archive of Blog

Do You Have “What It Takes?”

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 12/29/20

Do You Have “What It Takes?”

            I sit here, at my computer, trying to think how it is possible that people of normal intelligence, with a sufficient education to function in the workplace, are so willing to believe something that is contrary to every bit of evidence available. ... Read More »

Truth Is Absolute

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 12/29/20

January 30, 2020

Truth Is Absolute

 

            In our world today, there are many who claim that “truth” is relative, that: what may be true for one, may not be true for another. At first glance, this opinion does not seem to be too radical. However, when considered, ... Read More »

To Tell The Truth

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 12/29/20

December 24, 2020

To Tell The Truth

            I have been asked by some to explain the idea of the “Truth” in the Sacred Scriptures. I have a background in philosophy and theology, and I believe that over time I could explain, to some moderate level of sufficiency, how ... Read More »

Maturity Is More Than Age

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 10/13/20

October 10, 2020

Maturity Is More Than Age

Way back in the 80’s, I argued that the new push for “political correctness” was a joke in itself. I was a lot younger in years forty years ago, but I was much more immature than my thirty-four years. It would ... Read More »

Of Politics And Religion – A Prophecy Or A Heresy

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 9/29/20

September 12, 2020

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Of Politics And Religion – A Prophecy Or A Heresy

            For a good part of my life, I have been told that people can talk about any issue except politics and religion. One reason behind this “conventional wisdom”, according to my parents, lay in ... Read More »

Important Decisions

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 9/29/20

September 27, 2020

Important Decisions

            In a few weeks, Americans will go to the polls to elect public officials from the local arena to the Presidency of the United States. Over this campaign period, as in prior ones, there have been some Catholic bishops, priests, deacons, religious sisters ... Read More »

Deacon Bill: The Importance of Who?

Posted by Holly Shanefelt on 8/05/20

I believe that most of us are comfortable with the notion of Jesus as the Messiah. In Hebrew, messiah means “anointed one”, in Greek, the “anointed one” is “Christ”. To be correct, we should call Jesus “the Christ”, not simply Jesus Christ. But this is not a significantly important ... Read More »