Category Archives: Media

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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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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Pope to allow ordination of German man married to a nun

Married to a NUN??????? The Washington Post has the scoop: “BERLIN — In a rare move that needed the pope’s approval, a Lutheran convert is being ordained as a Catholic priest in Germany and is being allowed to remain married … Continue reading

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Confession App is not a substitute for the Confessional UPDATE

From tweets to talk radio the buzz is that the new iPad Confession app replaces confession with a Priest. Absolutely not!  The sacrament of reconciliation and penance requires, without out exception, confession to a priest. Oh and not a virtual … Continue reading

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New York Times Equates The Catholic Church With The Muslim Brotherhood

The Gray lady really does not like the Catholic Church.  Scott Shane, in As Islamist Group Rises, Its Intentions Are Unclear, writes: “The Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928, is the oldest and largest Islamist movement in the world, with … Continue reading

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“Vatican Warned Bishops not to Report Child Abuse” UPDATED

UPDATE: Scroll to the end. The Grey Lady is at it again. Breathlessly distorting the facts. But apologist extraordinaire, Jimmy Akin in his National Catholic Register article, Vatican warned Bishops not to Report Child Abuse, has the truth. That’s the … Continue reading

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Shooting in Tuscan. Lost in Space

Well there has certainly been a lot of commentary concerning the terrible shooting in Tuscan. This is not a political blog and I avoid politics like I avoid black pudding (blood sausage) and Lima beans. But I just cannot keep … Continue reading

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The Pope On Condoms: Sining into Faith

Toni Rossi as an interesting post over at the Patheos blog, Death into Light: Gradual Moral Awakening, on Pope Benedicts condom comments. “Pope Benedict seems to be thinking like a novelist or screenwriter here, in getting into the mind of … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like The L’Osservatore Romano?

I have long thought that the Vatican newspaper,  L’Osservatore Romano is a disaster and an embarrassment.  Every time they print something that is misleading about the Church, it is brought up by a participant in our RCIA. What can I … Continue reading

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Excerpts From The Book On the Pope

Exerpts from  Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times, Peter Seewald’s book-length interview with Pope Benedict XVI is available on line. The first excerpt from the book still has the media in a … Continue reading

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