Monthly Archives: November 2014

  1. A Rabbi Walks into the Vatican and Shares Some Poetic Theology of Love

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    November 20, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I’ve been hearing a lot of great things being said about the presentation given at the Humanum Conference by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth, so I decided to start by watching his speech. I was very impressed by what he added to the conversation. One of the things I admire most about the Jewish faith is how poetic a lot of their theology is. Rather than speak about all the problems that the modern definition of marriage has (high divorce rates, abortion and contraception, ignoring gender, etc.), he discusses why marriage as it has been understood throughout history is so beautiful and necessary.

  2. Show Mercy Even If They Don’t Deserve It

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    November 19, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Whenever we have a hard time showing mercy to someone else because we don’t think they deserve it, it’s important for us to think about how much we don’t deserve the mercy that is extended to us from Christ. Whenever someone does something that really bothers me, I’ve been making an effort to think about if I’d want Christ to forgive me of the same thing. The answer, so far at least, has always been “yes”, even when they haven’t done anything to deserve my continued love and forgiveness.

  3. Now Listening to: Augustinian Soul. Yes, That’s a Thing.

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    November 17, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I often get the question from many of my devoted followers. “Alex, why do you call your blog ‘All That Catholic Jazz?’ You write about Catholic things, but you never write about jazz. And I’m pretty sure Catholic jazz isn’t even a thing!”

    Ok. Confession time (pun intended): No one has ever asked me that, but I like to pretend that someone has at some point.

    But if someone did ask me that, I would be answering their question today by presenting to them the first ever *drumroll* “All That Catholic Jazz review of Catholic Jazz.”

  4. Why You’re Probably Pursuing the Wrong Vocation

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    November 5, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    We need to stop viewing the “next step” in life, whether that is graduating, finding our dream job, or beginning marriage or religious life, as our ultimate goal and the point where we will become significantly happier and instead recognize that each of these are only checkpoints on our path to our true “God given vocation”: Heaven.

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