When an opportunity for me to visit Rome came up unexpectedly not long ago, I dropped everything, including blogging assignments. I will probably never have another crack at a trip to Italy with my husband. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to go. I figured I might be able to … Continue reading Thoughts after Rome
This video on Bill Kristol comparing how the media treats Radical Islam & the Catholic church is required watching. Absolutely fantastic. (via elder of Ziyon) Fyi speaking of the church why is everyone so surprised that the Pope, the head of the Catholic Church was unwilling to endorse blasphemy? A Pope will always advise loving … Continue reading Bill Kristol nails it & Pope remains Catholic.
JB Books: I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people & I require the same from them. The Shootist 1976 Cardinal: Now — you will stay in the Comfy Chair until lunchtime, with only a cup of coffee at … Continue reading Not even Sally Kohn expects the Spanish Inquisition
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.
One of the advantages of the Catholic faith is that there are a wide variety of devotions one might do to increase and express one's faith. From the Saints to the angels to the various Marian, Christocentric (Sacred Heart etc) & Holy Spirit devotions all of these brings one closer to God. So today lets … Continue reading Marian on the 1st Saturdays devotion
The next in my series of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Today we examine Part 1 The Profession of Faith, Section 1 I Believe We Believe, and Chapter 1 Man's capacity for God. If you're going to talk about faith you have to talk about belief, the Catechism addresses this first by looking at … Continue reading Da Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part 2 : P1,S1,C1 Man Needs God
4th Doctor: ...I'm taking the day off. 1st Romana: The day off? 4th Doctor: Yes. After a journey of four hundred years and twelve parsecs, I'm allowed a rest of fifty years. 1st Romana: Where does it say that? 4th Doctor: Section ninety three, paragraph two, laws governing Time Lords. You look it up. Go … Continue reading Da Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part 1: The Prologue
♫ And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine Two steps away from the county line Just trying to keep my customers satisfied, Satisfied. ♪ Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon & Garfunkel 1970 No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. … Continue reading MSNBC’s Audience: Mainstreaming Know Nothingism
The Sun's gotta rise, birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim and da left's gotta spin Pope Francis... In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis appeared to support governments that recognize civil unions to provide non-traditional couples with access to benefits: Of course they take the time to attack Pope Benedict while spinning Francis, however in … Continue reading Ho Hum the left trying to Spin Pope Francis AGAIN
When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter said … Continue reading Trust the Holy Spirit over the Media Spin on Pope Francis
Via Joe Miller & Twitter I found this long NY Magazine interview with Antonin Scalia. It's worth reading in its entirety but there are several sections on his faith I wish to highlight. First Justice Scalia's exchange on & agreement with the Pope on being evangelistic is very much worth quoting: Q: But he also … Continue reading News Flash: Antonin Scalia Believing Catholic
The crowd responded with thunder. "We want God!" they shouted, together. "We want God!" What a moment in modern history: We want God. From the mouths of modern men and women living in a modern atheistic dictatorship. WSJ Peggy Noonan April 7th 2005 Kevin Lomax: In the Bible, you lose. We're destined to lose, Dad. … Continue reading Pope Francis and America’s Coming “My Chcemy Boga” moment
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
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