Monthly Archives: July 2010

God’s Word: Not For Wimps

Archbishop Chaput has,IMHO, a profound article over at First Things: Fire On The Earth: God’s New Creation and the Meaning of Our Lives. Excerpt: One of my favorite Christian authors, writing about the Christianity of his day, said that popular … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day

I love the diversity and richness of the Catholic Church. Today we celebrate a saint who was a Maronite Priest and monk, St. Sharbel Makhluf. Most people, including Catholics, do not realize that in addition to the Latin rite there … Continue reading

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The Death of Marriage From the Bully Pulpit

It has concerned me greatly that the meme that same sex marriage is a civil right has come out of left field without any discussion or debate.  This is a concern because allowing same sex marriage to be normalized, changes … Continue reading

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Saint Of The Day

St. Bridget of Sweden. You can learn about her here.  From the Prayers attributed to St. Brigid (Liturgy of the Hours, Office of Readings) Glory be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ, for the mockery you endured when you stood … Continue reading

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Flights of Fancy

As I wrote about here My Dad is a retired aerospace engineer. He worked on the first mission to Mars the Viking Lander to Mars. Consequently, I have a fascination with NASA and all things related to the cosmos. … Continue reading

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Chastity in the Age of Sex

When I was a senior in high school, we were discussing sex outside of marriage, in the context of the Church’s teaching and the sexual revolution which was well under way.  I don’t remember most of the discussion, hey this … Continue reading

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Today: Memorial Mary Magdalene

Despite the accusations made by progressive feminists, the Church has no position on the identity of Mary of Magdalene. Although she is a very important figure in the Gospels, we know little about her. From the Gospels, we know that … Continue reading

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St.Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Church

Today is his feast day. From today’s Office of Reading ( Sermon by St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Church): Preaching is an apostolic duty There is a spiritual life that we share with the angels of heaven and … Continue reading

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Who Would Have Thunk?

This has left me speechless. You will NEVER guess who these guys are: “More Baptist pastors adopt bishop title Backers say promotion helps value leadership” Excerpt: The title of bishop, accompanied by such emblems of authority, was uncommon among hierarchy-spurning … Continue reading

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Liturgical Atheists?

Nah. They just want to mock. Words fail. “Wielding a blow-dryer, a leading atheist conducted a mass “de-baptism” of fellow non-believers and symbolically dried up the offending waters that were sprinkled on their foreheads as young children. At the annual … Continue reading

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