Category Archives: Catholicism

Padre Miguel Agustin Pro

Today, November 23, is the Memorial of the passing of Padre Miguel Agustin Pro into Eternal Life at the orders of President Plutarco Elias Calles. The firing squad bungled their job, and a soldier shot Padre Pro in the head … Continue reading

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Halloween is NOT the Devil’s Holiday

Halloween is NOT the Devil’s Holiday Like the reality behind the Wicked Witch of the West, the real story behind Halloween is not quite what some hysterical people would have you believe. The Wicked Witch of the West. Margaret Hamilton, … Continue reading

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Considering The Trinity — and How We Ought to Live.

The idea that we exist primarily in relationship and not as isolated anomic individuals is quite against the prevailing wind of Western Thought since the Reformation. At least since Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes invoked the essential self-ishness of every creature culminating … Continue reading

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For the Love of Christ

For the Love of Christ Today is the feast of Saints Simon and Jude (the Obscure).  In this morning’s homily, Father said some things which got me thinking. Matthew and Simon were two of Jesus’ Apostles. Two more unlike persons … Continue reading

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Examen Prayer Card (DIY)

Sounds simple enough. examen card (Simple things are always the hardest, however.) And here’s the site I got it from.

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Movietime.

Grandma’s favorite Saint.

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Speaking of the Family

Resources from Bishop Robert Barron. (And you have no idea how tempting it is to refer to him as “Bishop Bob.”) 🙂

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Synod on the Family

There are many (far, far too many) on the Internet who are gushing angst over the Synod on the Family, especially the politicized Catholics (who think Pope Francis may be the Antichrist),  and  narcissistic hedonists whose hubris convinces them Rome … Continue reading

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NPR Profile of Bishop Robert Barron

It is in sound bites, and has to be a bit shallow because of their time constraints, but it is fair, and a good introduction to Bishop Robert.

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