Monthly Archives: April 2011

ROYAL COHABITATION FOLLOWED BY A ROYAL WEDDING

I WATCHED A FEW MINUTES OF THE ROYAL WEDDING THIS MORNING, couldn’t help it since the TV news programs were filled with coverage of the event.  Although I enjoyed the pageantry I could not help but wonder about the future … Continue reading

Posted in MARRIAGE v COHABITATION

WHAT DO SAINT AUGUSTINE AND HADLEY ARKES HAVE IN COMMON?

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 Coming into the Church – A Year Later By Hadley Arkes http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2011/coming-into-the-church-a-year-later.html He came into the Church on the 24th of April, a Saturday: Augustine, in 387, and I, last year. My entrance was not exactly … Continue reading

Posted in JEWS, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

TOM, DICK AND HARRY, COME OUT OF YOUR TOMBS!

“The Lord has indeed risen, alleluia! Glory and kingship be his for ever and ever, alleluia!” He is alive! That is the difference between Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and other historical figures.  Some skeptics, unbelievers, agnostics and atheists choose to … Continue reading

Posted in RESURRECTION

HERE IS A HOLY WEEK MEDITATION THAT WILL HELP YOU A LOT

I HAVE BEEN GREATLY MOVED BY TODAY’S POST about Simon of Cyrene by Father Gordon MacRae on his Blog: THESE STONE WALLS.  It is a wonderful Holy Week meditation that I am pleased to pass on to you.  If you … Continue reading

Posted in LENTEN REFLECTION

A LESSON OF HOLINESS FROM REMOTE PAKISTAN

A Lesson of Holiness from Remote Pakistan The martyrdom of Shahbaz Bhatti, minister of religious minorities. “Until the last breath, I will continue to serve Jesus and this poor, suffering humanity.” His spiritual testament published by “La Civiltà Cattolica” by … Continue reading

Posted in FREEDOM OF RELIGION

OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE JESUS CHRIST

WE SEE WHAT WE WANT TO SEE! Father George W. Rutler offers us some valuable insight into this all too human tendency.   The raising of Lazarus was the last straw for those who refused to acknowledge Jesus as the … Continue reading

Posted in LENTEN REFLECTION

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOGMA AND BEING DOGMATIC

DOGMATIC = CHARACTERIZED BY AN AUTHORITATIVE , ARROGANT ASSERTION OF A UNPROVED OR UNPROVABLE PRINCIPLES Dogma and Mystery The dogmas—the Trinitarian dogma, the dogma of the utterly free and gratuitous creation of the universe, the dogmas of the Incarnation, of … Continue reading

Posted in THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

DEMOCRATS ARE MORE DOGMATICALLY PRO-ABORTION THAN REPUBLICANS ARE ANTIABORTION

The Pro-Abortion Party In the budget deal, Democrats make clear their No. 1 priority.   By JAMES TARANTO BEST OF THE WEB TODAY APRIL 11, 2011 On Friday, the federal government almost shut down over abortion, more than 38 years after … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT PEDOPHILIA AND CATHOLIC PRIESTS

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH When the Boston Globe exposed massive wrongdoing in the Boston Archdiocese in 2002, Catholics were understandably angry. And when more horror stories surfaced elsewhere, we were furious. But now our anger is turning on … Continue reading

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THE CRUCIFIX ON THE ALTAR

A READER OF THIS BLOG, WHO HAPPENS TO LIVE IN GERMANY, ASKED ME ABOUT THE CHURCH’S LAW REGARDING A CRUCIFIX ON THE ALTAR.  EVIDENTLY IN SOME OF THE CHURCHES HE WORSHIPS IN THERE IS EITHER ONLY A PLAIN CROSS, OR … Continue reading

Posted in LITURGY