Invincible Ignorance from the NYT … Again

Sometimes called Aggressive Stupidity by me by baldilocks It would be overly optimistic to expect even a small portion of the staff of the New York Times to be Catholic or Protestant. However, it's even too much to expect any of them to be religiously literate. This happened in the aftermath of the Notre Dame … Continue reading Invincible Ignorance from the NYT … Again

Why Do We Call This Friday “Good?”

Yesterday was known as Good Friday.   Why do we call this particular Friday Good Friday? We will come back to that question in a moment. As of tomorrow Sunday, April 21, 2019, The Lenten season will be officially over.  The Lenten season is a time when Christians seek to identify and more closely follow the … Continue reading Why Do We Call This Friday “Good?”

On Judas and Notre Dame

If you're not following the Shameless Popery blog, you're missing out. Not only is the author a regular writer, but he writes in a way that is both deeply theological while also being easy to read. His piece this week on Judas is no different, and it should give us some pause as we finish … Continue reading On Judas and Notre Dame

Easter Triduum Reflections: Holy Saturday: The big day

It may seem strange to describe Holy Saturday as "The big day". In terms of salvation the Crucifixion on Good Friday and the Resurrection of Easter would seem bigger. Yet in terms of the church the biggest mass of the year comes on Holy Saturday in the form of the Easter Vigil. You have the … Continue reading Easter Triduum Reflections: Holy Saturday: The big day