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John Darrouzet is a successful Hollywood screenwriter, an accomplished lawyer, a student of decision-making, and a deeply committed Roman Catholic layman who is FINDING FAITH AT THE MOVIES. Read more about John here.

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CS STUDY GROUP: The Trinity

September 12, AD2014 1 Comment
CS STUDY GROUP:  The Trinity

In De Trinitate St. Augustine writes: “There is no subject where a mistake is more dangerous, or the search more laborious, or discovery more advantageous than the unity of the Trinity: of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” –  St. Augustine, De Trinitate Taking up this invitation of St. Augustine, I want to begin this “most dangerous” study by reading the book entitled  The Trinitarian Theology of […]

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Temperance: Losing and Finding It

July 18, AD2014 3 Comments
Temperance: Losing and Finding It

Today on Facebook, a friend posted what might be thought of as sage advice. Take a look here. At first, it seems to deal with not losing your temper. Many of my friends and colleagues may like this advice. It’s so practical. So, it was not by chance, I decide, that an article also appeared today in Huffington Post entitled “Sophia – […]

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The Jesus Labyrinth

June 20, AD2014 3 Comments
The Jesus Labyrinth

When I learned that a friend of mine had gone into an alcohol rehab center, leaving her family and going to another state, for an extended treatment program, I was deeply saddened. No question, there are physical causes for such predicaments. Alcohol is addictive, as we know. There may well be incomplete or disordered development of emotions, […]

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Surprised by The Real Present

March 26, AD2014 1 Comment
Surprised by The Real Present

I am listening to Father Reuben\’s homily about Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well with her earthen vessel when it begins to happen. Father Reuben paints a word picture of their encounter from the point of view of the woman. I find myself there, watching the two of them interacting. I see her […]

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How to Find Faith at the Movies: The Road Back

January 15, AD2014 2 Comments
How to Find Faith at the Movies:  The Road Back

In this series of posts HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES, John invites readers to take a hero’s journey in search of faith through watching movies. As seen in our ordinary world, John has us first encounter The Fool’s Quest to Understand and asks “Where are you coming from?” Next we consider how each […]

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PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND JESUS: Face-to-Face Encounters

November 15, AD2013 42 Comments
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND JESUS:  Face-to-Face Encounters

\”Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.\” (Matthew 7:7) I have always been a visual learner. So early on I was intrigued by this seeming dilemma; What does it mean when someone says, “When you don’t see it, but claim […]

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THANK YOU, WENDY DAVIS! I Join You in Prayer

November 4, AD2013 5 Comments
THANK YOU, WENDY DAVIS! I Join You in Prayer

Surely Wendy Davis has been saying her prayers and with the latest Federal Judge ruling the Texas anti-abortion law unconstitutional in key parts, perhaps she feels her prayers are being answered. I join Wendy Davis in prayer, but I am praying for something else. We have Wendy Davis to thank for another opportunity for the […]

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\”Do You See Miracles?\” Our Ruby Story

October 16, AD2013 14 Comments
\”Do You See Miracles?\” Our Ruby Story

Stacy Trasancos entitles one of her recent posts \”Do you See Miracles?\” An excellent read. It prompts my response. To answer Stacy\’s question \”Do you see miracles?\” I say \”Yes!\” Let me briefly describe one that happened right in front of me in a most unexpected way, of course. When my wife, Lynne, and I […]

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\”Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth\”

September 30, AD2013 29 Comments
\”Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth\”

This is my 12-stage, decision-maker\’s summary of philosopher Mortimer Adler\’s argument found in his book Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth. When he wrote it, he was still on his hero\’s journey of decision-making, as you will see. For purposes of this post, Dr. Adler is the hero. 1. […]

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BUILDING A GLOSSARY FOR CATHOLIC DECISION-MAKERS

September 19, AD2013 1 Comment
BUILDING A GLOSSARY FOR CATHOLIC DECISION-MAKERS

Here is an alphabetized list of words and phrases that I find helpful during a decision-making process. I have drawn the words from many sources and will continue to add terms I find helpful and that you may want to suggest. Below the list is a separate set of words from The Syntopicon of The […]

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HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: Seizing the Sword

September 9, AD2013 6 Comments
HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: Seizing the Sword

In this series of posts HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES, John invites readers to take a hero’s journey in search of faith through watching movies. As seen in our ordinary world, John has us first encounter The Fool’s Quest to Understand and asks “Where are you coming from?” Next we consider how each of us is called to adventure through […]

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Books for Catholic Decision-Makers

August 12, AD2013 5 Comments
Books for Catholic Decision-Makers

Below are links to books for decision-makers organized by relevant questions and answers that relate to particular milestones along the Decision-Maker\’s Path ™. Books for Catholic Decision-Makers 1. Where are you coming from? Your Life as Story Leisure The Basis Of Culture The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community When God […]

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HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: Your Supreme Ordeal

July 18, AD2013 5 Comments
HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: Your Supreme Ordeal

In the series HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES, I have invited you to take a hero’s journey in search of faith through watching movies. As seen in our ordinary world, we first encountered The Fool’s Quest to Understand and asked “Where are you coming from?” Then we considered how each of us is called to adventure through well-drawn questions that […]

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Socrates or Jesus?

July 1, AD2013 6 Comments
Socrates or Jesus?

     In his book, Socrates: A Man for Our Times, the author Paul Johnson suggests that getting to know Socrates better might help us through our current struggles.     While I agree with the suggestion of getting to know him better, I also sense that getting to know Socrates may better help us understand Aquinas and […]

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HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: Your Real Agenda

June 17, AD2013 5 Comments
HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: Your Real Agenda

In the series HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES, John has invited us to take a hero’s journey in search of faith through watching movies. As seen in our ordinary world, we first encountered The Fool’s Quest to Understand. Then we considered how each of us is called to adventure through well-drawn questions that present a true issue: Issuing the Call […]

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HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: The Power of Love and the Love of Power

May 20, AD2013 6 Comments
HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES: The Power of Love and the Love of Power

In the series HOW TO FIND FAITH AT THE MOVIES, we have been taking a hero’s journey in search of faith through watching movies. As seen in our ordinary world, we first encountered The Fool’s Quest to Understand. Then we considered how each of us heroes is called to adventure through well-drawn questions that present a true issue: Issuing the Call […]

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: Playing with a Full Deck

May 1, AD2013 13 Comments
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: Playing with a Full Deck

Early on in my encounters with Stacy Trasancos, through her blog called Accepting Abundance, I often found myself troubled by some of the arguments being hurled her way. Often their fallacious quality was readily apparent, but sometimes the fallacies were more subtle. Given my background in law, I was often and happily drawn into the fray. But […]

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