Category Archive: Catholic

Mar 03

Well that was easier than I thought it would be.

Mar 03

If only life imitated art.

Mar 02

A Lenten Observation. God please save me from myself.

Lent is an ideal time to do some interior reflection, to realize we’re not the person our dog believes us to be.   Reflecting as I try to do on the price that has been paid for my eternal soul and my own pathetic attachment to sin, I saw this:   Deer gets a small taste …

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Mar 02

Some interesting (good?) news from the Vatican.

The headline reads: Pro Pope Francis cardinals want him to resign to avoid schism, reports the Times of London The news is there might be some Pro Bergoglio cardinals who want to avoid schism. Who knew?

Feb 19

Inconsequential, non-existent Muslim terrorism.

I have several reasons for going on as I do in regard to Paragraph 841 of the CCC.  Bergoglio just added another: In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and …

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Feb 17

Working on CCC Paragraph 841 v.2.0

The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, …

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Feb 13

Cardinal Burke gets his talking points here.

See for yourself here and here. OK.  Maybe not.  But I can dream.  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. He sure does sound, how do you say, familiar: The ultimate goal of Islam is world conquest and the “supine” West is only helping it achieve that aim, a senior cardinal has said. …

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Jan 27

Tell me again, the part of them worshiping the same God.

Notice the picture of Christ, with his head on a pike. Yeah, you keep using that word “worship”.  I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Jan 06

What the heck’s with Francis Beckwith?

What the heck’s with Francis Beckwith? Ah, the importance of presuppositions. With that I should first disclose my own. While I have this restraint that I am supposed to conduct myself with charity, it is a restraint for me most of the time. My internal tension comes from my deep seated belief that the ridiculous …

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Dec 27

Pope Andy Stanley Speaks.

Pope Andy has spoken. So glad we have him to tell us what we have to and don’t have to believe. Meet the author of Selective Scripture: My life on the theological cafeteria plan. December has apparently proven to be an interesting month for the Rev. Andy Stanley, son of a former president of the …

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