Monthly Archives: June 2012

Art and Baseball? It’s All Part of God’s Plan

A friend of mine shared the following essay with me recently. She knows I’m a baseball fan, but I’m not sure if she realizes I’m a newbie writer. Either way, it’s a good little piece written by the fellow you … Continue reading

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The Bishops Remind Us, the ACA Needs Repairs, Not Repeal UPDATED

The Catholic Church is not against the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court just upheld today in a landmark decision that found it constitutional. The Bishops, via the USCCB,  seek for the ACA to be “repaired,” not “scrapped.” Following … Continue reading

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On Day Six of the Fortnight For Freedom, the Acton Institute Reminds Us…

that the HHS Mandate is an assault on religious liberty. Which means it’s an assault on liberty. Period. What’s that got to do with Dietrich Bonhoeffer?

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Because of Catholics Like Vincent Liem of Vietnam (1732-1773)

November is the month that we Catholics remember the dead. There’s the Feast of All Souls, and the Feast of All Saints, celebrated right after Halloween.  Here in the United States, as the Fortnight for Freedom enters its third day, … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys Sing the Our Father

Thomas L. McDonald shares his Saturday Song — “The Lord’s Prayer,” as sung by the Beach Boys. ==> It doesn’t get much better than this. <==

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Because the Holy Spirit is On-Line: Dispatches from Shanghai

There are many posts written here at YIMCatholic that haven’t been read by enough people.  This one is from around the end of May in 2011 and is about the “Sign of Contradiction,” Our Mother, the Church, in China.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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Archbishop Lori’s Op-Ed in the Washington Post

It hit the web edition’s Guest Voices column early this afternoon. With tweets and text messages, prayers and preaching, Catholics and other Americans will spend the next two weeks (June 21-July 4) launching a religious freedom awareness campaign called the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput’s Five Points on Religious Freedom UPDATED

Several of the Patheos Catholic Portal bloggers (Elizabeth Scalia, and Deacon Greg Kandra) are in Indianapolis for the Catholic Media Conference. Last night, Archbishop Charles Chaput, my favorite Franciscan, gave an important speech at the conference to set the stage … Continue reading

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Did You Hear the NPR Piece Today on the “Fortnight for Freedom?”

It was actually pretty balanced. A couple of parishioners “for,” a couple “against,” and snippets from Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Lori, and (naturally) the strident comments of Bishop Jenky from Peoria.

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A Sonnet on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Heart of Mary, by Sheldon Vanauken (1914-1996). Dear sister, I was not divine, The angel left me woman as before, And when, like flame beneath my heart, I bore The Son, I was vestal and the shrine. My arms … Continue reading

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