Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sometimes Being a Christian Sucks

In the RCIA I have continually taught, with great conviction, that being a real Christian is not easy.  It requires agape love. That is, Christian love is self sacrificing love. To agape love is to always wish the well being … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: St. Philip Neri

(H/T The Anchoress)Pat Gohn, over at Pathos, has a column on the joyful Saint. She begins with a riddle that got my favorite deacon in hot water with a class of 2nd graders.  Heh. He scandalized them by saying the … Continue reading

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Catholic Bishops Blessed and Blasted

Archbishop Timothy Dolan reminds us that bishops are pastors and not    politicians. Consequently, when they speak in the public square those who are political instead of Catholic will find fault. H/T New Advent Excerpt: When we bishops propose moral principles … Continue reading

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Saints of the Day: Bede the Vernable, St. Gregory VII, St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi

First, sorry for not blogging. No I did not run a way to a hermitage, although I lived like a hermit for several days (I’ll explain in a later post). I just needed to take a break from the wild … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: St. Bernardine of Sienna

Taylor Marshall has Ten Easy Points on St. Bernardine:  Today is the feast day of Saint Bernardine of Sienna (1380–1444), one of the greatest Franciscan priests of all time. Bernardine was the son of the governor of Sienna, but he … Continue reading

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An Evangelical Pastor Visits a Catholic Seminary

This could be an add from a diocesan vocations department! H/T New Advent. My brother is a Roman Catholic seminarian, and I visited him at Mount Saint Marys Seminary the last couple days to see him installed in his second-to-last … Continue reading

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Families Waiting for the End

Oh my. I failed to consider in my last post, Are you ready for judgment day,  that there are real people who sincerely believe that the world will end tomorrow. From The New York Times  (H/T  Deacon Greg): The Haddad … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Judgement Day?

You have probably heard that a radio preacher named Harold Camping is  predicting that the end of the world is tomorrow. At least for the saved amongst us. Those who are not saved will live another five months on earth … Continue reading

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Prohibiting Late Term Abortions Kills Jobs

The Des Moines Register editorial staff has finally jumped the shark.   Their latest argument for even late term abortions: kill babies and create jobs: There is a business that wants to move from Nebraska to Iowa. It would bring some … Continue reading

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Why Catholics are Right

Michael Coren is a controversial Canadian talk show host. He is also an adult  convert to Catholicism who has written several books. The Calgary Herald interviewed him about his latest book, Why Catholics are Right. He sounds like my kind … Continue reading

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