Category Archives: Catholic

The Irish Monk Who Was Burned by a Demon

I love being Catholic.  The Catholic Hearld (U.K) on St. Fursey: “Fursey (died 648) was an Irish monk who helped to advance Christianity in both East Anglia and northern France. Precisely where and when Fursey was born is unknown. According … Continue reading

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What Do I think…

about the Occupy Wall Street, Boston, Des Moines et al movement.  The same thing that I think about the Tea Party movement. There is a better way:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Priceless Religious Relic Found in Tennessee Mobile Home

Just for the record, I haven’t given up blogging.  It has been a wee bit stressful around here, and I still have a lot on my plate. But I am going to start blogging something everyday beginning on Monday even … Continue reading

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