Monthly Archives: April 2015
Today, there are voices calling for Christians to isolate themselves from the culture lest “contamination” happen. Ironically, these voices are from both committed Christians and anti-Christians. The Christians fear being contaminated by The World, and the Worldlings fear contamination from … Continue reading
It’s everywhere. In an old SF story by Randall Garrett, Despoilers of the Golden Empire, it is called, The Universal Assembly. Which is just another way of saying, “Catholic Church”. The Catholics and Cultures website is trying to make some … Continue reading
There are fewer than 100 million Catholics in the US, almost 300 million in Europe. Many of these are “cultural Catholics”, and haven’t been to Mass in years. Around the world, estimates are 1,200,000,000 Catholics, or thereabout. Let’s do the … Continue reading
Today is the Feast of Saint Mark the alleged author of the euphonious Gospel, symbolized by the (winged) lion. Also possibly John Mark, cousin of Barnabas, the young man who ran away when Jesus was arrested, may have fallen off … Continue reading
Long day, simple supper. From last week the baked breaded cod. (Yes, I still have some in my freezer.) And it’s a Friday even if it isn’t in Lent. My dear sainted Grandma put up with meatless Fridays for all … Continue reading
Today I did something which I hope will grow into a regular practice, making the Stations of the Cross on Friday. Yes, yes, I know, Lent is over. But about twelve miles south of where I live is a Benedictine … Continue reading
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as … Continue reading
Today Only! Mary and the Eucharist.
Three cheers for Saint George! Down, Velociraptor, down, down! (And, he’s a particular friend of Pope (Jorge Bergoglio) Francis.