I've argued for a lot of years that the only reason to be a Christian in general and a Catholic in particular is because it is true, yesterday's readings talk about the evidence of same. One of the best logical arguments of the truth of the Gospel is the fact that a few weeks after … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Monday of Lent Eye Witness News
If your Catholic Church gets a monthly missal one of the things you will notice occasionally are short form options on some Sunday readings. This is characterized by a set of brackets around part of a reading that can be omitted if the celebrant of a mass so chooses. As a rule this happens when … Continue reading The Message Missing from This Past Week’s Short Form Gospel
Through the years, I have developed a great love for the narrative portions of the Old Testament which are historical in nature. Many Biblical scholars write that the book of Joshua (a name that means “The LORD is Salvation”) through the book of Queen Esther, marks the beginnings of the works that are known as … Continue reading A Pastor’s Prayer for The President of The United States and For All Leaders In Authority
If you want to know why you are having a holiday or earning time and a half today, this is it: In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both … Continue reading The Actual Reason for the Season complete
“Almost all the great saints were great sinners or, like Saint Therese, knew that it was by sheer grace that they were not,” Pope Francis In his spectacular piece at Medium titled The Lesbian and Her Trophy Wife Stacy McCain talks about the Hustle and the grift that professional lesbianism and feminism have become. Circa … Continue reading One Decade a Day for “Stacy McCain’s Women”
There is a lot to be said for this piece by Stacy McCain titled #LashEquality: @CoverGirl Promotes Transgender Agenda in Commercials. Its discussion of history, references to scripture, celebration of his ancient ancestors (Being of Sicilian ancestry from a family that lived next to a volcano (Mt. Etna) I can go back to the mid … Continue reading One Critical Point to add to this Stacy McCain Biblical Piece
Grail Knight: You must choose, but choose wisely Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 A while back Donald Trump was asked what his favorite bible verse was "an eye for an eye" This is the full verse in question: But if injury ensues, you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, … Continue reading Donald Trump and the Prophet Samuel: a final warning
There has been a lot written about the Trump flips and flops concerning Abortion this week and on Jake Tapper's weekend show State of the Union the discussion turned toward Trump's days as a young bachelor and the question of if he ever dated a women who had an abortion. Now this actually is the … Continue reading The Trump Question in a Nutshell, Is he Saul of Tarsus or Simon the Magician?
You know the Boston Globe has for years had the best coverage of Baseball period, with John Allen they now have the best Catholic reporter in the world and he proved it again: Pope Francis can be understood as a living, breathing embodiment of the “both/and” instinct that’s so much a part of Catholic DNA, … Continue reading John Allen Nails it Twice on the Church and the Pope
Mr. Scratch: A soul? A soul is nothing. Can you see it, smell it, touch it? The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941 Yesterday at the end of Mass our Pastor informed us of a special local event for the year of mercy. There will be a 24 day of prayer and mercy taking place … Continue reading What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride
Just a reminder that pretending to be a hero who fights for the west in movies doesn't make it so in reality. Details: Is it true that when you stay at hotels you tear out the Bible page that condemns homosexuality? Ian McKellen: I do, absolutely. I'm not proudly defacing the book, but it's a … Continue reading Ian McKellen Not so Irrational Fear of Scripture
My pastor is gone for the week so Monday I attended my old parish for daily mass . It was the feast of Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil who were martyred in North America by the Iroquois. During his sermon Fr. Leo talked St. Isaac's first captivity (he was martyred during his 2nd) and … Continue reading The Catholic Left Channels Pilate (and I’m not speaking metaphorically)
Mrs Cooper: [Walking into a Catholic chapel] Oh, this one’s sweet. You know, for your rosary rattlers. The Big Bang Theory The Rhinitis Revelation 2011 If there is one thing that tends to unite many Protestants it's their dislike of the Catholic faith. One may go from being a Lutheran, to a Methodist to a Baptist to … Continue reading The Hail Mary Explained for Protestants: Part One the Angelic Salutation
This story Cuban dissidents are feeling let down after they were left out of Pope Francis’ itinerary. The pontiff plans to meet with Cuba’s leader Raul Castro, its priests, its young and its sick, its churchgoers and its seminarians as he travels around the island starting Saturday. has been called "shameful" by Ed Morrissey but … Continue reading What if Christ didn’t want to Embarrass Simon?
4th Doctor: Amazing. You know, I had a feeling, I had a feeling that Neeva was actually expecting to hear an answer to his prayer. Leela: There wouldn't be much point in praying if he didn't. 4th Doctor: I could quote you a few theologians who'd give you an argument on that. Doctor Who the Face of … Continue reading The Inherent sinful nature of man or Et Tu Aaron?