Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fr. Pavone Does Not Need Groupies

As I said in a previous post, I really don’t want to comment on Fr. Pavone. But I do find the way that some supporters make him to be a celebrity disturbing.  It is not healthy or orthodox to elevate … Continue reading

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Mary’s Sorrow and Worried Mothers

It is often hard to be a mother.  When we worry for our children, it is often a difficult test of faith. We mothers often find it hard to let go and let God. Today is the day that we … Continue reading

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Pray for Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Pavone is being placed on restriction. From the Anchoress: Father Frank Pavone, one of the country’s most visible and vocal opponents of abortion, has been suspended from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, over financial questions about … Continue reading

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Bishop Pates Responds to Des Moines Register

If you follow this blog, you might remember this post. A  colomnist for our local paper wrote an opinion piece criticizing Dowling Catholic High School for not wanting to honor a Planned Parenthood supporter and one time board member. Our … Continue reading

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9/11 and the Christian Call to Forgive

I have written before on the Christian call to forgive our enemies. It is not an easy thing–especially in light of 9/11–but is a requirement of discipleship none the less. Our pastor, Monsignor Bognanno, was featured in the Des Moines … Continue reading

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Even in the Darkness God is Near

Zenit has the translation of yesterday’s general audience.  The Pope continued his school of  prayer with a reflection on Psalm 3. He concludes by reminding  us that God always answers our prayers: “Dear brothers and sisters, Psalm 3 presents us … Continue reading

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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate the birth of Mary. H/T Deacon Greg: “This radiant and manifest coming of God to men most certainly needed a joyful prelude to introduce the great gift of salvation to us. The present festival, the birth of … Continue reading

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Invite People Into the Church

Monsignor Pope has an ambitious evangelization plan to double Mass attendance! “It is a true fact that simply increasing numbers is not the only, or even most important goal. But rather, that we should authentically evangelize and draw souls to … Continue reading

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Jesus Was No Girlie Man

Monsignor Pope writes (H/T Fr. Longenecker): When I was a teenager in the 1970s Jesus was presented in less than flattering terms, at least from my standpoint as a young man at that time. The paintings and statues of that … Continue reading

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Got Demons? Who you Gonna Call?

A Catholic priest of course!  Fr. Lonenecker shares his experience (H/T Mark Shea): The call came in through our parish answering service: “Err, I don’t know if you can help with this one, but the person calling says they have … Continue reading

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