Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Sheep Look Up, and Are Not Amused

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

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It’s Called “Catholic” Because…

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

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The Center Holds, But Shifts Location

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

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April 25 — Feast of Saint Mark

 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

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Pasta Thingy

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

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Stations of the Cross

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

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He Really Did Say It

“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

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Operators Are Standing By

Today Only! Mary and the Eucharist.

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Before There Was Jurassic Park

Three cheers for Saint George! Down, Velociraptor, down, down! (And, he’s a particular friend of Pope (Jorge Bergoglio) Francis.

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Another Good Website

These folks are in the apologetics game.  Not something I could easily do, since my rebuttal usually occurs to me in the middle of the night, rather than at the time I need it. But they seem to do good … Continue reading

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