Tag Archives: In the News

Because Christ Came to Occupy, and Reclaim, the World

There was a brutal bear market in the Spring of the year 33 AD. Not in wheat or lamb futures, nor in cloth, or precious metals. This was a bear market of the human soul, and it was experienced acutely … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis Post A Turkey To A Bishopric In Chile? UPDATED

It’s looking like it, if you asked me. But nobody asked me, nor would they ever. One thing is for sure, and that is that lots of local folks were unhappy with the appointment, and the installation, of Bishop Juan … Continue reading

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MUST SEE TV: 60 Minutes Segment On Iraqi Christians Persecuted By ISIS

It’s 13 minutes and 23 seconds worth of pathos. Lara Logan has the story,

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Big News Of The Day: Cardinal O’Brien Resigns His Office

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. Cardinal O’Brien joins an elite circle of folks founded when Cesare Borgia was the first person to ever resign from the cardinalate (17 August, 1498). The Catholic Herald has the story.

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BREAKING: The Cathedral Of St. Maytag Is Stuck On Rinse Cycle UPDATED

Finally. We have a scandal that we can literally call “Watergate” without blinking an eye. Except it appears to be over about that quickly. What? You missed the news that the Cathedral in San Francisco installed exterior sprinklers for the … Continue reading

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What ISIS Really, Really, Wants, And More Importantly, What Joe Six-Pack Wants For ISIS

  So, there was this article published by The Atlantic online a week or so ago. You probably saw it. You might have even shared it on social media ( I know I did). It was written by Graeme Wood, titled … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Is Talking During Plane Flights Again (And You Know What That Means)

It means some folks will be writing their own encyclicals around his words. Shock! Remember a few days ago when Pope Francis steered clear of all kinds of controversy by discussing breast feeding in public? I can think of a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Always Agree With George Clooney, But When I Do…UPDATED

It’s when he says we shouldn’t be bowing down to sovereign terrorists from North Korea.   Here’s your Quote of the Week,

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The Right Way To Interrogate Enemy Prisoners Of War, Courtesy Of A Marine Who Was A Missionary UPDATED

This is the last time I’ll be posting about this subject. Yesterday I shared a few thoughts about the torture report released recently, and today I’ll simply point to a few resources that bolster the argument that resorting to torture … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Holiday Isn’t Catholic, But It’s Looking Like William Shakespeare Was

So be thankful for that! Guess what else? There is a Jesuit angle that may unlock the mystery of genius’s religious background. Writing for the Washington Post, Terence McCoy shares what was found when a First Folio of the Bard’s … Continue reading

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