Monthly Archives: June 2013

St. Francis, Poverty, and the Saving Madness of the Gospel…

Months and months ago, long before there was an inkling that Pope Benedict XVI would step aside, I came across this little book, titled simply I, Francis, in a used book store in my town. As I recall, it was … Continue reading

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Because I’m a Contrarian

A while back, I mentioned that I am a contrarian. That fact, explained here in a post originally published May 14, 2010, is one of the reasons why I am Catholic. My wife can tell you that I am wired … Continue reading

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Performs First Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Earlier Today…

Since SCOTUS ruled that proponents of Proposition 8 did not have standing. The ceremony was between one of two couples whom successfully challenged the state’s Proposition 8 ban in court: Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. The normal 25 day waiting period was … Continue reading

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Speaking In Support of the SCOTUS Rulings…

When the rulings came down, the flag went up at the CA AG’s website. Here is General Harris’s statement given during a presser. Roll clip,   Her letter to Governor Brown can be read here. RELATED: Rebecca Hamilton on the … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Incident of Balanced Media Coverage On Same-Sex Marriage…

  This is the week when the Supreme Court will spill the beans on what will become of same-sex marriage in California, and perhaps in the entire country. Lots of folks are on pins and needles waiting for the decision … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of Sir Thomas More (For All The Saints) UPDATED

  Not all Christians are hypocrites all the time. The proof of that statement resides in the Church Triumphant, specifically in the witness of the martyrs for the Faith. Yes indeed, the Communion of Saints is a treasure house of … Continue reading

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Liberation Theology Gets the CDF Seal of Approval, and the Rich Act Different…Who Knew? UPDATED

Says who? Says Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, that’s who. Now before you go off all half-cocked, like a lot of folks did when President Obama made remarks about segregationist tendencies in … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput: “If laypeople don’t love their Catholic faith enough…nothing the bishops do will finally matter.”

Absolutely right. To think otherwise is foolish. It would be the same as thinking that only the Joint Chiefs of Staff  are needed to do the fighting in a war. Who needs all those officers and  enlisted folks carrying all … Continue reading

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Stephanie Slade Connects The Dots on the HHS Mandate…

What follows is from her opinion piece in U.S. News & World Report. She explains how the HHS Mandate is just one more in a long line of First Amendment abuses by the current Administration. Lost for some people amid … Continue reading

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Jessica Rey On Bathing Suits: “Who Says It Has To Be Itsy Bitsy?” UPDATED

Better, longer, and more involved posts on modesty, swim suits, and debates surrounding the same can be found at other blogs. Try Marc Barnes, the Holy Fool, Lifeteen,  etc., for the dos, don’ts, whys, and wherefores of the perennial bikini controversy.

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