Monthly Archives: August 2011

Miracle! “Vegetables” Wake and Speak

The Guardian reports (H/T Mere Comments) Reborn We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state – doctors can only make a sufferer’s last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across … Continue reading

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Best Blog Post Comment Yet

Commenting on this post, LeAnn writes: “Let’s flip this house … okay I couldn’t resist the challenge. How would Planned Parenthood of Iowa feel if one of it’s large donors wanted to honor Catholic Charities with a grant for The … Continue reading

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We Are Catholic Hear Us Roar

Marcel over at Aggie Catholics, lists five things to know about the Catholic Church:  1. It isn’t what you think it is. Catholicism isn’t just a set of doctrines or a hierarchy of clergy. Catholicism isn’t just a moral code … Continue reading

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Des Moines Register Columnist Outraged that a Catholic School is Catholic

My favorite deacon called to alert me to a high blood pressure inducing opinion piece by the always annoying Rekha Basu. Of course she is aided and abetted by a progressive Catholic. Dowling Catholic High School was set to honor … Continue reading

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Do the Irreligious Realize They Are Intolerant?

One more link before I get to Church and get working. Rod Dreher, at RealClear Religion  has a post up on the growing intolerance of the tolerant obsessed left/progressive wing. Last Saturday, a friend who works at our neighborhood farmer’s … Continue reading

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You Can’t Be More Catholic than the Pope

Erin Manning, aka Red Cardigan, has a post up on over zealous Catholics.  True confession: I am a former member of the The Truly True Secret Catholic Preservation Society. There was a reason that a spiritual director reminded me that … Continue reading

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Bloomberg:First Responders and Clergy Not Invited to the 9/11 Memorial

This is unbelievable. While many in the blogosphere are focusing on the exclusion of  religion from the memorial, The Anchoress points out that the heroes of that terrible day were the first responders who came from near and far to … Continue reading

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Milestone: The 5th Anniversary of My Favorite Deacon’s Ordination

                                                                                                                                                                                               It is hard to believe that five years ago today, my favorite deacon was ordained. It has been five years of learning on the go; five years of struggle; five years of many grace filled moments; five years of … Continue reading

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Viral Discipleship

Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven  and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore,* and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading

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Diocese of Orange Really, Really Wants the Crystal Cathedral

It has been in the news for some time that The Diocese of Orange (California) has been  trying to buy the Crystal Cathedral. I ignored it, because I really hoped that it would fall through. It looked like it would … Continue reading

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