Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 James Hacker: Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby: I strongly advise you not to ask a direct question. James Hacker: Why? Sir Humphrey Appleby: It might provoke a direct answer. James Hacker: Never … Continue reading My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all
Since the day I accidently discovered that the Vatican pulled the Bible from their web site I've been racking my brain for a logical reason why in the internet age Rome would decide that Sacred Scripture had no place at Vatican online and would instead choose to send people searching for scripture to the sites … Continue reading No Bible at the Vatican Site: A win or Amoris Laetitia?
President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room! Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) I was in the process of writing a blog post about parenthood on the occasion of my oldest son's birthday and I wanted to finish by quoting … Continue reading The Vatican Took down the Bible from their web site!
For the next three days I'm going to be flat out. Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for life who you've seen hosting EWTN's series Defending life, will be doing several events in several cities for WQPH 89.3 and I'll be covering him and those who attend the various, events, masses and dinners over Divine Mercy Sunday. You … Continue reading 10 Thoughts Under my Fedora Fr Imbarrato with WQPH , Jake Tapper, Coulter vs Berkeley and more
Tuesday Pope Francis very decisively reaffirmed the Catholic Church's teaching on an all male priesthood emphatically citing St. Pope John Paul II in an interview: The pontiff made the declaration in response to a female reporter asking whether he thought women would one day serve as Catholic priests and bishops, noting the head of Sweden's … Continue reading The Hole is the Woman Priests “Culture” argument: Jesus is God
This week is the 65th Anniversary of the ordination of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and somehow that made three Catholic stories jumped out a me. A very interesting interview with Archbishop Gänswein on Pope Benedict: Later on, he also says he would sum up Benedict’s papacy with the word Veritas. He says: “It is about … Continue reading A few Catholic Stories worth a read
I've written about the indulgences available for the dead in purgatory during the year of Mercy by passing through the designated holy doors and my quest as a daily mass attendee to obtain as many as possible while thru mid November. Yesterday for the first time during Pope Francis' declared Year of Mercy circumstances I … Continue reading Angel Tree & The Year of Mercy Indulgence and the Illogic of Waste
This post is going to sound a tad unusual. As you might have noted from a previous post this year, the Holy Father has for the year of Mercy (which runs from Dec. 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to Nov. 20, 2016) declared several available indulgences (under normal conditions) including one for … Continue reading Open Indulgence Request Call
The latest in our series on Amoris Laetitia as it is vs how it is spun: The Pope talks about the family being a place where we are happy for each other 110. When a loving person can do good for others, or sees that others are happy, they themselves live happily and in this way … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is VI: Marriage, expectations and grievance
The latest in my series of showing Amoris Laetitia as it is vs what some pretend it to be. Just a reminder Patience is a virtue and also makes things work 92. Being patient does not mean letting ourselves be constantly mistreated, tolerating physical aggression or allowing other people to use us. We encounter problems … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is V: Patience, Envy, Blame and forgiveness
The latest in a series of post looking at Amoris Laetitia as it's actually written as opposed to how it's spun. Did you know that marriage has obligations in terms of parenthood? This pope does 68. “Blessed Paul VI, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, further developed the Church’s teaching on marriage and … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is IV: Obligations, Conversions, Abortion & School Choice
I went back to my room and thought to myself, "This has happened fr the best. Everyone will see that he's mad and lock him up...But---would you believe it ----Caligula's divinity was accepted by everyone without question. Robert Graves I Claudius 1934 It's now been 48 hours since the firing of Curt Schilling and all … Continue reading Curt Schilling Pope Francis and ESPN & Disney’s New Clothes
The latest in our series of looking at what Amoris Laetitia actually says vs how people are spinning it: Trigger warning for any of the feminists mentioned by Stacy McCain on the next paragraph 55. Men “play an equally decisive role in family life, particularly with regard to the protection and support of their wives … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is III Men’s place in the family, Transgenderism and Marriage as an indissoluble gift
The latest in a series of posts looking at what the Pope's document Amoris Laetitia actually says vs the spin that has been applied to it by examining individual paragraphs that nobody is talking about: Trigger warning to our friends on the left: Assertion of Objective Truth imminent: 34. When these factors affect our understanding … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is II Truth, Conscience, Birth control and Same Sex unions
The first of a long series of posts highlighting parts of Amoris Laetitia that are getting little or no attention Can you say RESPECT 17. Parents have a serious responsibility for this work of education, as the Biblical sages often remind us (cf. Prov 3:11-12; 6:20-22; 13:1; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:17). Children, for their part, are … Continue reading Amoris Laetitia as it actually is I Parents & Scripture