Monthly Archives: December 2011

THE AMAZING GRACE OF CHRISTMAS MORNING

!!!!   “I commit my soul to my gracious God and Savior, who mercifully spared and preserved me when I was an apostate”   The amazing grace of Christmas morn By Wesley Pruden Editor Emeritus of the Washington Times The … Continue reading

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NOTRE DAME UNIVERITY AND THE CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION CONTINUE TO CEASE TO BE CATHOLIC

!!!! Cardinal Newman Society Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Notre Dame, CHA Push Dangerous Compromise on Religious Liberty Cardinal Newman Society Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius The Cardinal Newman Society sent letters yesterday, December 20, to the … Continue reading

Posted in CATHOLIC HIGHER EDUCATION, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, LIBERALISM, LIFE ISSUES, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL LIFE IN AMERICA, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

I AM PULLED BY GRAVITY

!!!! As readers of this blog know, I am obsessed with a desire to understand gravity.  Today I found an intelligent discussion of gravity that offered me some hope that some day, short of the parousia, I might penetrate a … Continue reading

Posted in COSMOLOGY, HAPPINESS, JESUS CHRIST, LORD AND CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A CANDLE LIT AND PLACED IN A WINDOW

!!!! Christmas 1981 – A Flame for Freedom in Poland Brian Burch – CatholicVote.org brianburch@catholicvote.org December 2011 might not be an anniversary on the minds of American Catholics, but it is close and near and dear to the hearts of … Continue reading

Posted in CHURCH/STATE RELATIONS, INTOLERANCE, JESUS CHRIST, PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

GO TO CONFESSION!

!!!! Jesus healed people in many different ways.  Some he healed by merely thinking the thought, some he healed by saying a word, some he healed by a touch but he healed the man born blind (the Gospel according to … Continue reading

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POPE BENEDICT’S MESSAGE FOR WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2012

!!!! A BRIEF COMMENTARY Some people are disturbed by Pope’s Benedict’s use of the term “redistribution of wealth” in his latest Message for World Day of Peace.  Every year in December the Pope issues a message, not an Encyclical, not … Continue reading

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TIM TEBOW

!!!! Tebow’s Religion, and Ours Earnest worship versus the worship of cynicism BY DANIEL FOSTER NATIONAL REVIEW DECEMBER 28 2011 When the Detroit Lions’ Stephen Tulloch sacked the Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow in the first quarter of their Week Eight … Continue reading

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JAMES TARANTO ON CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

!!!! BEST OF THE WEB TODAY DECEMBER 16, 2011 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE No Better Place An atheist meets his maker. No, make that his end By JAMES TARANTO All we really needed to know about atheism we learned … Continue reading

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THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE AND CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

!!!! I was thirteen years old when I first learned about the Spanish Civil War.  I learned about it from the newsreels that were a part of movie theatre fare in 1936.  It would have been just another war as … Continue reading

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CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, LONG TIME VIRULENT ENEMY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS DEAD AT 62

!!!! I have long been fascinated by Christopher Hitchens.  I have been appalled by his attacks on religion in general and on Roman Catholicism in particular.  I have been shocked and angered by is scandalous, vicious and slanderous attack on … Continue reading

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