Monthly Archives: February 2011

8th Sunday in ordinary time year A

Deacon Greg has a homily up: Excerpt: God goes out of His way to walk with us. The first reading from Isaiah assures us that, no matter what, the Lord will not forget us. And in the gospel, Jesus goes … Continue reading

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Anti Abortion Billboard Removed

You may have heard about an anti-abortion billboard in New York that was taken     down after massive pressure. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has weighed in with some Unpleasant Truths . (H/T Deacon Greg). Excerpt: “Here in New York, a … Continue reading

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Lent is “biblical thing, not a made-up Catholic thing”

Well now.  I am so relieved. From the Associated Baptist Press: “It’s a biblical thing, not a made-up Catholic thing,” says Kyle Henderson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Athens, Texas, acknowledging a robust Baptist suspicion of spiritual practices seen … Continue reading

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Teach Teens about Sin

This is not an easy thing to know. My favorite deacon is the youth minister for our   parish.  He truly loves the kids, but he worries about them.  Young people today have bought into a culture that denies sin. But … Continue reading

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Virginia bill may force abortion clinics to close

This is excellent news.  H/T New Advent DENA POTTER – Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia took a big step Thursday toward eliminating most of the state’s 21 abortion clinics, approving a bill that would likely make rules so … Continue reading

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The wonder of mystery

At the beginning of every RCIA year, I always tell the inquirers that I will never  answer their questions with the big Catholic cop out: It’s a mystery! But God is completely other. His self revelation to us is clouded … Continue reading

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Catholics must oppose President Obama’s refusal to defend marriage.

Deacon Fournier has an article up on Catholic Online where he discusses the latest  assault on marriage by our President. The President’s decision to no longer defend marriage is a threat to the common good and must be opposed. Excerpt: … Continue reading

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On Following the Real Jesus

H/T New Advent. Eric Sammons over on his Divine Life Blog has posted a quote     up from a surprising source: Look, the secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: he was a great prophet, obviously a very … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church on Homosexuality, Marriage and Same Sex Unions

The Culture war rages on. So called same sex marriages are becoming acceptable to most Americans.  Homosexuality is seen as morally neutral.  We have, I believe, lost the battle. Marriage is no longer seen as between one woman and one … Continue reading

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News From the Catholic Church vs Gay Agenda Wars

The United States bishops have some strong words for the President and his refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage act. USCCB Decries Refusal to Support Defense of Marriage Act Maryland, home of the first American Catholic Bishop, is well … Continue reading

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