Monthly Archives: June 2011

Same Sex Marriage: Have We Lost the War or Just a Few Key Battles?

Since New York passed the same sex marriage bill, the wild, wild, web has been awash with commentary.  Proponents are elated. Opponents are depressed.  It seems that proponents are on the right side of history. Opponents are bigots stuck in … Continue reading

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Vatican Discovers 6th Century Fresco of St. Paul

H/T New Advent

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Homily of Pope Benedict on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

It is also the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood.  Ad Multos Annos Benedictus XVI. Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Saint Peter’s Basilica, 29 June 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, … Continue reading

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A Deacon’s Wife Interviewed for Our Sunday Visitor

I was interviewed, via email, by Scott Alessi for Our Sunday Visitor.  He has a very informative article, Permanent diaconate: A ministry of service.  BTW the picture is of me and my favorite deacon at his ordination. In addition, blush, … Continue reading

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Myles Keogh from the Glory of Rome to Little Bighorn

Captain Myles Keogh was from the little village of Leighlin Bridge, Co Carlow Ireland where my favorite deacon is from.  He may or may not be a distant relative.  Captain Keogh fought for the Papal Army and eventually he signed … Continue reading

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St. Irenaeus Heretic Fighter.

Today is the feast day of St. Irenaeus of Lyons the second century Bishop, Father and Doctor of the Church, and tireless defender of the faith.  He was a student of the great St. Polycarp who was a disciple of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

To my favorite Deacon!

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Of Prudes and Libertines

Over at The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen has an interesting post up (H/T NEW ADVENT).  Excerpt: Of the two, which is the worse? Another way to ask the question is, “Which of the two, the prude or the libertine, corrupts … Continue reading

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There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still

The above headline is taken from Corrie Bloom a survivor of the Nazi death camps (H/T  Catherine of Sienna Institute) The New York Times has a powerful story in the Health section.  (H/T Mark Shea)  Dr. Lineham was institutionalized at … Continue reading

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Fake Woman Priest: Iowa Edition

This was in yesterday’s Des Moines Register:  Kusner says a sense of social justice drove her to become Iowa’s first “womanpriest.” She is a priest in the Roman Catholic tradition, but the church forbids female clergy, so she has been … Continue reading

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