Because if they were then a person with the faith of a Mike Pence who spoke at the March for Life wouldn't cause this reaction: “For me personally, represents the larger Trump administration,” Imanne Mondane told the Observer, Notre Dame’s student newspaper, adding that “for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe … Continue reading Another Sign that Notre Dame Isn’t all that Catholic anymore
Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. Matthew 10:32-33 You know there are very few things more depressing when on a pilgrimage to the grave of a nun who built an organization proclaiming the truth of … Continue reading Screwtape Applauds Sr Jane Marie Klein
Sir Humphrey Appleby: The Queen is inseparable from the Church of England. Jim Hacker: And what about God? Sir Humphrey Appleby: I think he is what is called an optional extra. Yes Prime Minister The Bishop's Gambit 1986 You know after being being Burned By Barack Obama you would think Notre Dame would be a … Continue reading Notre Dame and Joe Biden vs St. John Paul II and the Church
The Church does often set herself against the fashion of this world that passes away; and she has experience enough to know how very rapidly it does pass away C.K. Chesterton Yesterday I noted Stacy McCain's piece on the ELCA and Augsburg College and stated that this is the logical conclusion from the Protestant reformation … Continue reading Answering Stacy on Catholic Colleges vs the Faith
My son, when you come to serve the LORD, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great. Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient; For in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in … Continue reading Pseudo Miracles My…the MSM vs Mother Angelica & EWTN
There are plenty of things in Jo Piazza's tirade against against the Catholic Church in Time that are worthy of critique. The lack of any detail on the clashes between the LCWR & the Vatican, the fact that one of her "hero" nuns Sr. Jeannine Gramick has been publicly pushing abortion, The fact that the … Continue reading Jo Piazza accidentally gives away the LCWR game away.
The media is shocked SHOCKED that the Catholic Church under Pope Francis still expects American Nuns to act, well, Catholic: "The Holy See believes that the charismatic vitality of religious life can only flourish within the ecclesial faith of the church," Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, … Continue reading Church Again Insists Catholic Nuns be…..Catholic
There are stories and there are people who simply want to advance an agenda Reuters seems to be joining the latter. In an emotional ceremony filled with tears and applause, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman was ordained a priest on Saturday as part of a dissident group operating outside of official Roman Catholic Church authority. A … Continue reading I wasn’t aware playing pretend constitutes news
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea, write this: " 'The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God's creation, says this: "I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, … Continue reading Christmas, what’s Christmas says Catholic Parishes?
I would normally ignore the new attempt of the 60's "Catholic" crowd to con the church into re-defining sin to accommodate their proclivities, particularly after Mark Shea delivered the perfect one line takedown: Some people have lived 44 years since 1968. Some people have lived 1968 44 times. and a follow up by Tom McDonald … Continue reading An Ironic nod to the Chair of St. Peter
in terms of: If they don't believe in what the church teaches, why don't they just leave or become the protestants, or atheists, or modernists they apparently are? The first thought is because they would lose the structures of the church in terms of financial etc (that's where the fax machine is) but he hits … Continue reading Fr. Z Lets the Cat out of the bag on the LCWR
"I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides me. Exodus 20:2-3 Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion. Then let him, under the influence of partisan spirit, come … Continue reading The Vatican saying it as nicely as possible…
On yesterday's show I heard about the Kerfuffe concerning Ted Kennedy's widow Bishop McManus of Worcester and Anna Maria College: A small Catholic college that invited Victoria Reggie Kennedy to speak at its spring commencement has rescinded the offer under pressure from the Worcester bishop, who described her apparent political views as out of line … Continue reading Some hope for Anna Maria College after all?
According to CNN, Rick Santorum, devout Catholic extraordinaire, has failed to win the Catholic vote. This is apparently an indictment of Rick Santorum, and not of the shoddy exit polling that enables people to self-identify as Catholics when they haven't graced the door of a church in years. Of course, some of the problem is … Continue reading Santorum’s Catholic Problem
You might wonder why people still fall for Nigerian E-mail scams, it's because of a simple fact of human nature. There is no limit to what you can convince people of if they want to believe it. This comes to mind when I saw the headline: "Liberal Catholics challenge Bishops of contraception" Yup those liberals … Continue reading “Catholic’s United” the Nigerian e-mail spamers for the left