Monthly Archives: August 2014

Top Artists: Beyoncé, Al Green, Sam Rocha…Wait. Who?

A few days back, on the Feast of St. Augustine, Sam Rocha’s album was released. It’s been climbing the charts ever since. I told you guys it was good, didn’t I? But what about other reviewers, you say?

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Catholics, Political Ideologies, And A Song That Explains Our Place On The Grid

Courtesy of Professor Tobin Grant, blogging on faith and politics for the Religion News Service. Decipher the graph here. Here’s the song that explains Catholics place on the grid. It popped into my head immediately.

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James Foley’s Last Letter: Prayers, Family, and Love

  Throughout my Marine Corps career, I wrote many letters home to my family. I served long before the advent of social media, so the letter writing kits available at the PX were what I used to write home with. … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason Why I Am Giving The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The Cold Shoulder…

Because I’m a jerk. That, and because Jesus said this,

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The Obama Administration Issues Revision #8 To The HHS Mandate

Of course, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has the scoop. This is what  Lori Windham, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty had to say on this development.

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Lines By The Forgotten Member Of The Chesterbelloc (A Few Words For Wednesday)

What? There is a third person in the Chesterbelloc? George Bernard Shaw forgot someone? Exactly, dear reader. See the portrait above? Surely you recognize the heavyset fellow on the left, and the irascible looking fellow on the right. But who … Continue reading

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James Foley, Marquette ’96, Writing On The Power Of Prayer UPDATED

The reports are flooding in that journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the terrorists of the Islamic State. He had been kidnapped while on assignment in Syria several years ago.

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Keep Calm, And Keep Praying. We Aren’t Abandoning The Persecuted In Iraq UPDATED

  On Thursday, President Obama gave a brief speech that raised the hackles of folks seeking speedy solutions to the slaughter of Christians, and other religious minorities, that is occurring at the hands of the Islamist fighters of ISIS. From … Continue reading

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This Thai Life Insurance Commercial “Gets” Marriage

To have and to hold, from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, to death do us part. Tissue alert!

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Because Of The Holy See’s Diplomatic Corps

It’s been a long time since I titled a post with that starts with the word “because.” But given what is happening on the world stage these days, especially across that swath of territory in the Middle East, where an … Continue reading

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