Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Prophet Thomas Merton On The Archdiocese of New York’s HHS Mandate Problem

  Problem? What problem? So the Archdiocese of New York provides healthcare to unionized employees of ArchCare through SEIU 1199’s  National Benefits Fund, which provides coverage for contraceptives and abortion services. What could it hurt?

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Cardinal Dolan on the HHS Mandate: “If we give in now, they will not leave us alone.”

Kathryn Jean Lopez, a blogger neighbor of mine here at Patheos, and a writer for National Review Online, has been closely following the story that the New York Times published back on Sunday. More importantly, she has been following the … Continue reading

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Let’s Help Push Fr. Pontifex Over The Goal Line!

Only 70 hours, and $3300 left to reach the goal of $42,000. How awesome are those who gave?! Join our ranks, fellow fans of the New Evangelization. Go here.

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The Archdiocese of New York Responds to the New York Times Piece From Sunday…


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Archdiocese of New York Health Plan Covers Contraception and Abortion Services

According to Sharon Otterman of the New York Times. Cardinal Dolan? Say it ain’t so! The story ran yesterday and it begins as follows,

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For Thoughts on the Trinity By Way of China, Circa 1700…

…with a little help from a few other sources. Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. I have no doubt that my friend Wu Li, SJ was exposed to the Athanasian Creed. Why? Because Wu could not have … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput: “The HHS Mandate Can Only Be Understood As A Form Of Coercion.”

Just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend, Archbishop Chaput’s weekly column notes the IRS scandals, the HHS Mandate, and what it all means for Catholics and religious liberty. Religious Freedom And the Need To Wake Up By Archbishop … Continue reading

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Did You Know St. Thomas Aquinas Preached A Sermon on Lying?

I didn’t either, until earlier this year when I picked up a copy of The Aquinas Catechism, published by Sophia Institute Press. Alert! This is a very long post. Just FYI.

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What It Would Look Like If The Dalai Lama Went To Confession…

Am I right? Or am I right! The above photograph was shared on His Holiness’s Facebook page yesterday. Evidently, he is in Kentucky for a conference. The caption with the photo says,

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Francisco De Osuna’s Little Guide On The Dangers of Gossiping

A few days ago, Pope Francis gave a homily in which he warns folks against gossiping, and instead calls us to focus on following Jesus. It’s another of his wonderful string of homilies delivered in the chapel of the Casa … Continue reading

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