Why maps are the beginning, not the end of discovery

Why maps are the beginning, not the end of discovery

2 books called to me like grimoires throughout my childhood. An illustrated Bible, and the Usborne Book of Facts for Kids. Both were thick tomes dense with details and stories. My favorite part was the maps. A great big poster of the continents hung over a dresser in...

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Dominic de Souza

Dominic de Souza

SmartCatholics founder | Marketer & storyteller. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & movies.

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Christmas as Evangelization. Wait… what?

Christmas as Evangelization. Wait… what?

Post-coffee mulling this Saturday morning: a key danger of defaulting to apologetics (well reasoned defences) for evangelization, is this: People convert to an ideology. They fall in love with a beautiful idea. Christ stays as a headtrip. A philosophy. And our hearts...

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The Lie about the Naked Truth

The Lie about the Naked Truth

Something has been bothering me; the paradox of the truth shall set you free, and at the same time, it called the sword of truth. I love social media. But the way it's set up has soured an entire generation of discussion. In our last century, truth and lies have been...

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Why Confirmation is the ‘Surprising Sacrament’

Why Confirmation is the ‘Surprising Sacrament’

This morning was really struck by this thought. Confirmation is the Surprising Sacrament. here's why: It goes to work in your soul like a seed in the earth. Like yeast in bread. It's not like Confession, Baptism, or Eucharist. You receive those Sacraments, and you...

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