C. Michael Hager

I've written a few things, and posted them on the internet in various places. Several friends have asked if I had a blog somewhere. I don't want to maintain a blog. I don't want to worry about replies and censoring inappropriate responses. So I've created this site for thoughts I have shared or would like to share.

That's not to say that I don't welcome thoughtful replies. If you have a thought, a debate, a response that you’d like to share, please feel free to contact me here.  In general, I will respond to most thoughtful correspondence, but I reserve the right to decide what I might or might not post based on my dertermination that it may add something to these pages, or not.  After all this is my post, and these are my considered opinions and beliefs, based on my knowledge of my faith.

I've learned over the years that when a person resorts to foul language, name calling and abuse, it is because they have nothing further constructive to say and are simply venting their anger at having lost the debate. I will categorically not respond to those kinds of replies, considering the dialog to be closed.

Most of these thoughts are or will be about my Catholic faith.  I am not a Bible scholar or theologian. I have not made a study of the Bible from the ancient manuscripts. If I had access I could not decipher them.  I was told by a priest once that my rendition of Ave Maria was beautiful, but I needed to work on my Latin pronunciation. I never took Latin in school so my grasp of that language is limited to the phonetic pronunciation of hymns and chants and I trust that the English translations printed in the Hymnals are reasonably accurate. Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic are, well, Greek to me.

I do a good deal of research of the facts presented but I am not an academic, so I will not be providing foot notes and references.  If you believe I have posted something in error, click over to my contacts page and let me know.  However, you will need to provide references to back your points of contention.

The sources of facts are from historical web sites, generally colleges and universities and from Catholic sites including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Vatican web site and from Catholic sponsored web site such as Catholic Answers.

I only pray that my posts be accurate representations of the teachings of the Catholic Church.  If anyone should find that I have strayed from that path, please let me know.

If you are reading this, God bless you, and may the Peace of Christ be with you always.