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  1. Patricia McPartlin said:

    Hello Matt – Thank you for your insightful article. I have a question for you. First, though, a little about me… I’ve married a staunch scientist. He was brought up Catholic, but sometime in the past, he turned away (his Mom was Russian Orthodox, and his Dad was Catholic, but often away on U.S. Marine business). I too, was brought up Catholic, and am now holding on to the Catholic faith by my fingertips. Truly, I’m closer to my question… 🙂 Every Friday, my husband and I have lunch with a group of brilliant, staunch scientists. They know I’m Catholic, and they also know I cannot explain, as you have so well, why I believe, who is God, does God exist, and so on. In your article, you use the word, metaphysics. This is anathema to these fellows. They equate it to, “shudder,” philosophy, superstition, and anti-science. My question then, how do you define metaphysics? Thank you for your time and expertise.

    PS–I live in Santa Barbara, and we are blest to have Bishop Barron say Mass intermittently, at San Roque Church. I go with a dear friend–please pray for me–my friend is going on vacation until March 2018, and I need all of the help I can obtain in prayers and the holy ones of heaven, to help me out of the house and not give into panic attack. Thank you. Be assured of my prayers for you and your family!

    January 9, 2018

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