Monthly Archives: September 2010

Messengers of God

Today is the feast day of the three arch Angels that are named in Holy Scripture: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael.  Contrary to popular belief, they are not sweet sentimental cherubs. In scripture one of the first things … Continue reading

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Stem cell position ignores sacredness of all life

Bishop Pates has a terrific opinion piece in today’s Des Moines Register on embryonic stem cell research.  It is intelligent and concise. As the stem cell controversy continues, the Register editorial board implores the use of reason when considering the … Continue reading

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“Media Ordains Female Priests”

Heh. So says Molly over at Get Religion . She has a great take down on a Time Magazine article, by Dawn Reiss, which has a ridiculous and ill informed headline: The Push to Ordain Female Priests Gains Ground I … Continue reading

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Holy Attire

Over at First Things, Elizabeth Scalia, aka The Anchoress, writes on why the religious habit is a good thing. Here is an  excerpt:                                                                                                        Sister was operating under a willful delusion; she justified forsaking the habit with appeals to solidarity, compassion, … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day

“Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering”  St. Padre Pio         On September 20, 1918, Padre Pio was kneeling in front of a large crucifix when he received the visible marks of the crucifixion, making him the first … Continue reading

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Why I Am Catholic

This video gives a few of the reasons that I am Catholic to the core. H/T Deacon Greg

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The Church of Body Modification

Really. I am not being snarky.  There is a church that celebrates the tattooed and       pierced. H/T Get Religion Ivey describes the church as a non-theistic faith that draws people who see tattoos, piercings and other physical alterations as ways … Continue reading

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