The Frustration of Divine Mercy

For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their fathers' wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation;  but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:5b-6   On … Continue reading The Frustration of Divine Mercy

8 Opportunities to earn a Plenary Indulgence Nov 1-8

This post will be bumped annually during the All Saint day octave details below. Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out. The noble Judas warned the soldiers to keep themselves free from sin, for they had seen with their own eyes what had happened because of the sin … Continue reading 8 Opportunities to earn a Plenary Indulgence Nov 1-8

The Houston Pharisees Parker & Feldman back away

“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” Cardinal Francis George A general rule … Continue reading The Houston Pharisees Parker & Feldman back away

The Mystery of the Christian Ebola Doctors Solved!

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matthew 10:8 The Doctor: You’re running out of time. Courtney Woods: For what? The Doctor: Everything! Human beings have incredibly short lifespans. Frankly, you should all be in a constant state of panic. … Continue reading The Mystery of the Christian Ebola Doctors Solved!

Aren’t we lucky we have Mark Eric Dyson & Jonathan Merritt….

....because obviously all of the Christian biblical scholars who have lived and written over the centuries had scripture wrong till they came around: But the wrong-headed belief that hitting children is not only a good thing but a "God thing" is rooted in poor and partial readings of the Bible, as well as ignorance about modern … Continue reading Aren’t we lucky we have Mark Eric Dyson & Jonathan Merritt….

The Process

by baldilocks In 2005, I wrote this is relation to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. One of the things which occurs when one becomes a Christian is that all past sins come back up to hit one in the head like a hammer. All of the terrible stuff that you had blocked out and had no intention … Continue reading The Process

Freedom of Religion For Dummies

J. B. 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, and I require the same from them. The Shootist 1976 One of the real weakness in today's society is a lack of basic understanding of what freedom means. … Continue reading Freedom of Religion For Dummies

Pizza & Sin a Matter of Taste

Thanks to a religious vow taken by the men of our house Wednesdays has, with the rare exception of the occasional fish and chips, become Pizza night in the Ingemi household. Fitchburg Massachusetts has the distinction of housing 15 different Pizza places, From Pizza Hut, Papa Ginos & Little Caesars, to family owned locations like Patriot Pizza, … Continue reading Pizza & Sin a Matter of Taste

Eternity Is In Our Hearts August 29, 2014

The book of Ecclesiastes is a fascinating piece of literature albeit "Sacred Literature" from the ancient world. The book of Ecclesiastes along with the books of Proverbs and the Song of Songs represent the trilogy of books authored by Solomon. Old Testament scholars believe that Solomon – who was the son of David the first … Continue reading Eternity Is In Our Hearts August 29, 2014

“Give me the Grace to Be Radical”

My friend Stacy McCain has just put up his latest post in a series about radical feminists: No one is surprised to learn that the woman who organized SlutWalk Chicago is a Gender Studies graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago. Parading around in your panties to protest against “rape culture” may seem crazy to normal people, but normal people don’t … Continue reading “Give me the Grace to Be Radical”

A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven

The noted Political Philosopher Dr. Russell Kirk wrote a book called The Roots of American Order (1974).  Dr. Kirk espoused the belief that a safe and stable “Societal-Order” precedes a society’s or a nation’s ability to grow, expand, or to produce cultural innovation. Dr. Kirk was described as a “Paleo-Conservative”; Mr. Kirk was an exponent … Continue reading A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven

And Preparations to counter the OK City Black Mass carry on

We Talked about the Black Mass coming to Oklahoma City back in July. The local Archbishop has to counter this event on two fronts, first spiritually: I am especially concerned about the dark powers that this Satanic worship invites into our community and the spiritual danger that this poses to all who are involved in … Continue reading And Preparations to counter the OK City Black Mass carry on

The fairness of Hell

Captain Peter Blood:  I bid 20,000 pieces of eight Arabella Bishop:  I don't wish to be bought by you Captain Peter Blood  As a lady once said to a slave, 'you are hardly in a position to have anything to say about it'. Captain Blood 1935 Chris D'Amico (MF):  What hell are you doing? Dave Lizewski … Continue reading The fairness of Hell

The Anchoress Explains it better than me

I've had a brief but friendly exchange with a commentator named Pam concerning my piece on spiritual malpractice both inside the Catholic church (I heard an excellent example of this recently in a sermon that suggesting lesson of the loaves & fishes was sharing as if the significance of the loaves & fishes was a … Continue reading The Anchoress Explains it better than me

Spiritual Malpractice

Cardinal Lamberto: Look at this stone, it has been lying in the water for a very long time, but the water has not penetrated it. [Breaks it open] Look, perfectly dry. The same thing has happened to men in Europe. For centuries they have been surrounded by Christianity, but Christ has not penetrated. Christ doesn’t … Continue reading Spiritual Malpractice

Some Religious Opposition to Gays is more Outrageous than others

The left was already up in arms over the Hobby Lobby ruling and now the potential of Christians being able to follow their religion has proved a surprising reaction from the LGBT community: Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the … Continue reading Some Religious Opposition to Gays is more Outrageous than others

A Seed planted in Rome

O you of little faith,  why did you doubt? Matthew 14:31b Major Blass Vivar: There is only a small French Garrison in Torrecastro. The people of the town know the legend, secretly believe it. As soon as we raise the banner over the little chapel, the people will rise up against the French invader. Lt. … Continue reading A Seed planted in Rome

Today’s Gospel & Sola Scriptura

One of the advantages of daily mass in addition to daily Eucharist is daily scripture. For those not acquainted with the Catholic Mass, a regular Sunday or Saturday vigil mass includes a first reading (usually old testament), a psalm, a 2nd reading (usually an epistle) and then a Gospel reading. These reading rotate on a … Continue reading Today’s Gospel & Sola Scriptura

The End is Kinda Near (again)

Ford Prefect: Six pints of bitter and quickly please. The world's about to end. Barman: Oh yes sir nice weather for it. Going to watch the match this afternoon? Ford Prefect: No, no point. Barman: Foregone conclusion you reckon sir. Arsenal without a chance Ford Prefect: No it's just that the world's going to end. … Continue reading The End is Kinda Near (again)

The Difference between Islam & Christianity in a Nutshell

With the Boko Haram situation Islam in America has been put on the spot in a way they haven't been before: At his May 7 event, Abdul-Malik urged Boko Haram to change its view of Islam, even as he declined to challenge its religious claims. “Groups like Boko Haram desire to take us back to … Continue reading The Difference between Islam & Christianity in a Nutshell