Category Archives: Living

Man In Same-Sex Marriage Denied Communion At His Mother’s Funeral Mass UPDATED

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Bishop Richard Stika’s Statement On The Loss Of The Marines Killed In Chattanooga

Requiescat in pace, Marines. Let us pray,

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The Definition Of A Gentlemen (A Few Words For Wednesday)

While I was on vacation, I started thumbing through a book my wife picked up for me at our public library’s used book sale. Edited by a Fr. Raphael H. Gross, of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the somewhat … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason the Catholic Church Won’t Support Same-Sex Marriage…

It’s quite simple, actually. Oh, you won’t see the reason talked about by folks using rational thinking towards an irrational people.

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Because Jesus Said Plenty About Marriage, and Other Inconvenient Stuff Too…UPDATED

Hey y’all. Didn’t you know that Jesus didn’t say nothin about homosexuality in the Bible? True story. You ain’t gonna find Our Lord say that particular word nowheres in the Scriptures. It’s like he never heard of that situation. Heck, … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Gay Marriage Decision From My Bishop…UPDATED

And from the Supreme Court justices themselves. First up is the initial, and wise, reaction of my bishop, Richard F. Stika, “Sad moment in the history of our nation. But we move on. No same sex marriages will be celebrated … Continue reading

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My Long-Winded Opinion About Flags Flying Over Government Buildings…

After the tragic events that took place in Charleston this week, there is lots of talk about the Confederate flag flying over the state capitol building in Columbia, S.C., how that practice should be ended, etc. Here’s my $.02 on … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Unanimously Finds That Speech Is Created Equal

In other words, the government can’t decide that one type of speech is more worth protecting than any other. Once again, just like back in 2012 in the Hosanna-Tabor case, the Supreme Court has come out unanimously in a decision … Continue reading

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In Israel, Christian Holy Sites Are Targeted. Who Is Targeting Them May Surprise You…

Let’s just say that in the case of the fire at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, that occurred early this morning in the lakeside town of Tagba, ISIS, Muslims, or the other usual suspects,  aren’t … Continue reading

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For Thoughts On The Solemnity Of The Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus

Are you on vacation yet? The funny thing about vacations is that when on holiday from the world, and from the pressures of time, it’s quite easy to see all manner of things through rose colored glasses. In fact, I … Continue reading

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