About the Author

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Who am I? 
I am a member of the Catholic laity who seeks to offer a Catholic perspective on the events going on in the world today.  I tend to look at the claims of the world and ask, “How does THAT logically follow?”  I prefer to make use of logic and reason to show that challenges to the Catholic faith do not actually refute what Catholics believe.

Why Is it called  If I Might Interject...

I thought the name fit in well with what I was trying to do with my blog. The world has many different ideas over which they argue. My hope was to add a Catholic perspective

So why did I change the name from Arnobius of Sicca?
Arnobius of Sicca was a lay apologist of the 4th century AD who wrote the book Ad Nationes which challenged many of the assumptions of the world at that time, pointing out that their reasons for rejecting Christianity as “unreasonable” was based on some pretty unreasonable assumptions themselves and thus, the faith was not repudiated by these challenges.

Depending on who you ask, he was either good at skewering false reasoning or else he was a hack writer with more enthusiasm than accuracy. Depending on whom you ask, either view could be used to describe my blog as well….

However, I ultimately decided that the name did not fit the purpose of the blog and so on January 1st 2016, I chose to rename the blog, with the permission of the person who originally came up with the name.

M.A. Theology.  Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1998.
B.A. International Relations.  Holy Names College, 1992.

Preferred Bible Translation:
NABRE (New American Bible Revised Edition).
(My use of the Douay-Rheims in the "Reftagger" mouseover script is because that is currently the only Catholic Bible Reftagger supports -- probably because it is public domain).

Preferred Bible Commentary:
Navarre Bible

Political Outlook:
I think neither political party is “God’s Party.”  We need to judge their political platforms in terms of what God commands and the Church teaches, and not judge the Church in light of political views.

Philosophical Outlook:
I tend to follow the approach of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.  God may be above reason, but He is not contrary to reason.  We can know truth and what is right by reason.  I would reject the view that human reason alone is sufficient however.

Religious Outlook:
I am a member of the Catholic Church because I believe she is the Church established by Christ and Christ has chosen her to bring the message of salvation to the world.  There are scandals and Judases within the Church to be sure (may God grant I do not add my name to this list), but the sins and dissent of some does not mean the whole is corrupt.

I reject the views of radical traditionalism and liberal dissent.  I would hold to the view of “Where Peter is, there is the Church.”  This means I do my best to follow the Church and her teachings, and evaluate my views according to her decrees.

I don’t consider my blog as having any authority to compel.  Rather, I seek to point people to the Church and to accept the authority of the Magisterium.  I NEVER want my writings to be seen as being in opposition to the Pope and the bishops in communion with him. In fact, I think Pope Benedict XV made a good point in his encyclical Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum:
[22] Again, let no private individual, whether in books or in the press, or in public speeches, take upon himself the position of an authoritative teacher in the Church.
All I can do is try to explain the what the Church teaches and why when I try to discuss the issues of today.

IF (may God forbid!) any of my writings seem contrary to the teaching of the Church, it is because I have expressed myself badly and not because I intend any dissent from the teaching authority of the Church.