Lenten Reflections 3rd Saturday in Lent: DO Something!

We often hear the "faith vs works" debate when you hear debates between Protestantism and Catholicism. The reality usually is moot because people of faith usually have works to go with it and it is the faith of folks that prompts them to good works. While the debate can seem enjoyable it's worth noting the … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Saturday in Lent: DO Something!

Lenten Reflections 3rd Wednesday of Lent Social Media #1

PM James Hacker: Surely we should use the debate to promote peace, harmony, goodwill.Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well it would be most unusual. The UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred.Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986 Today let's talk social media, or more accurately what's become anti-social media. Social media … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Wednesday of Lent Social Media #1

Lenten Reflections 2nd Monday of Lent Eye Witness News

I've argued for a lot of years that the only reason to be a Christian in general and a Catholic in particular is because it is true, yesterday's readings talk about the evidence of same. One of the best logical arguments of the truth of the Gospel is the fact that a few weeks after … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Monday of Lent Eye Witness News

Lenten Reflection 1st Sunday of Lent Striking at the Weakest point

No matter what year you are in the Gospel for the 1st Sunday of lent talks about Jesus' fast and temptation by the devil. (This year it's Luke's gospel). Lent's 40 days matches the length of his fast. What really interesting about the situation is that this is the only explicit direct attack on Christ … Continue reading Lenten Reflection 1st Sunday of Lent Striking at the Weakest point

Non Tweets Under the Fedora: 12-14-18 Dead Standards, Mueller, Sodom and Google

The death of the Weekly Standard is the end of an error. The Decision of Bill Kristol & co to go full anti-trump might have kept him on TV and will assure him of comfort and entree to all the right parties, but it means unemployment for everyone else at the mag. He got woke … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora: 12-14-18 Dead Standards, Mueller, Sodom and Google

Under the Fedora Thoughts not on Twitter for 12/6/18

Every time I see a blog comment generated via facebook which starts I am making a real GOOD MONEY... I get a slightly smug feeling of satisfaction knowing that. I'm not on facebook I still approve comments by hand  Yeah it shortens the conversation and likely costs me hits as you don't get the instant … Continue reading Under the Fedora Thoughts not on Twitter for 12/6/18

Under the Fedora Dems Kavanaugh Attack Fulfills Solomon’s Prophecy and More

If you want to understand what the left is Doing to Brett Kavanaugh: King Solomon prophetically saw it coming: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. He professes to … Continue reading Under the Fedora Dems Kavanaugh Attack Fulfills Solomon’s Prophecy and More

Why Did Obama Ignore the Black Community when Trump Isn’t? Ask Jesus

[I was] in prison and you visited me Matthew 25:36c There was an interesting story at ABC (via Instapundit) that jumped out at me this morning concerning President Trump's relationship with the Black community vs President Obama's. "This is probably the most pro-active administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime," Scott … Continue reading Why Did Obama Ignore the Black Community when Trump Isn’t? Ask Jesus

Jesus Explains Donald Trump’s Popularity Among Christians

The media and political left after decades of attacking Christians for thinking with their Bibles are suddenly all God and scripture when attacking Donald Trump and are particularly dismissive of devout Christians who support him. So for those of you unfamiliar with scripture or the teachings of Christ  (which would be most or all of … Continue reading Jesus Explains Donald Trump’s Popularity Among Christians

I’m Old Enough to Remember When Believing in Creation Meant You Were a Science Denier

It's become practically a cliche in media and the left that to believe in religion is to be a "science denier".  This conveniently forgets that that men of faith have been men of science for centuries and that the university system itself came from the Catholic church. That's why I think this story is going … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember When Believing in Creation Meant You Were a Science Denier

Ash Wednesday and one of Scripture’s Greatest Passages

Today is Ash Wednesday and that means that one of my favorite passages in scripture is going to be highlighted: Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful … Continue reading Ash Wednesday and one of Scripture’s Greatest Passages

The Message Missing from This Past Week’s Short Form Gospel

If your Catholic Church gets a monthly missal one of the things you will notice occasionally are short form options on some Sunday readings. This is characterized by a set of brackets around part of a reading that can be omitted if the celebrant of a mass so chooses. As a rule this happens when … Continue reading The Message Missing from This Past Week’s Short Form Gospel

A Pastor’s Prayer for The President of The United States and For All Leaders In Authority

Through the years, I have developed a great love for the narrative portions of the Old Testament which are historical in nature. Many Biblical scholars write that the book of Joshua (a name that means “The LORD is Salvation”) through the book of Queen Esther, marks the beginnings of the works that are known as … Continue reading A Pastor’s Prayer for The President of The United States and For All Leaders In Authority

The Actual Reason for the Season complete

If you want to know why you are having a holiday or earning time and a half today, this is it: In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.  Both … Continue reading The Actual Reason for the Season complete

One Decade a Day for “Stacy McCain’s Women”

“Almost all the great saints were great sinners or, like Saint Therese, knew that it was by sheer grace that they were not,” Pope Francis In his spectacular piece at Medium titled The Lesbian and Her Trophy Wife Stacy McCain talks about the Hustle and the grift that professional lesbianism and feminism have become. Circa … Continue reading One Decade a Day for “Stacy McCain’s Women”